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"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks

  • 3 Dec 10:58

European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca said in a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State for Agriculture Tom Vilsack that there are many opportunities to be had in transatlantic trade talks, but more progress is needed on red tape and non-tariff barriers to trade. The two sides were discussing theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an ambitious trade project that has been subject to many rounds of negotiation between the US and EU. They exchanged offers on market access in the TTIP talks with 97 per cent of tariff lines included. But Copa-Cogeca said that the EU’s offer is "far more ambitious" than that of the. Read more...