Fourteenth round of TTIP negotiations takes place in Brussels

The fourteenth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will take place from 11 to 15 July in Brussels. This is the third round in six months and continues the very intensive period of talks which started at the beginning of this year. The negotiators will continue to discuss all three pillars of TTIP: market access for EU and US firms, regulatory cooperation, and the rules of trade. The EU will submit proposals in a number of areas, such as regulatory cooperation, digital trade, and energy and raw materials. The focus of the round will be on the more technical work of consolidating as many texts as possible and bringing positions closer together, in particular on regulatory cooperation and rules. There will be a stakeholder forum on 13 July during which the EU and US chief negotiators will exchange views with interested stakeholders. On 15 July at 15:00, there will be a closing press conference on the outcomes of the round in the Berlaymont press room in Brussels.