Focus on: Risks and Opportunities for the EU Agri-Food Sector in a Possible EU-US Trade Agreement

16-03-2015

This Briefing summarises the conclusions of a study on ‘Risks and Opportunities for the EU Agri-Food Sector in a Possible EU-US Trade Agreement’ prepared by an international team of researchers for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament. On 14 June 2013, the Council adopted a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a trade and investment agreement with the United States (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP). On 17 June 2013, at the G8 summit in Lough Erne (United Kingdom), Presidents Van Rompuy, Barroso and Obama officially launched the bilateral negotiations. The latest Round of negotiations (7th) took place between 29 September and 3 October 2014.

This Briefing summarises the conclusions of a study on ‘Risks and Opportunities for the EU Agri-Food Sector in a Possible EU-US Trade Agreement’ prepared by an international team of researchers for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament. On 14 June 2013, the Council adopted a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a trade and investment agreement with the United States (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP). On 17 June 2013, at the G8 summit in Lough Erne (United Kingdom), Presidents Van Rompuy, Barroso and Obama officially launched the bilateral negotiations. The latest Round of negotiations (7th) took place between 29 September and 3 October 2014.