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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Negotiations between the U.S. and the EU on a comprehensive free trade agreement were launched in July 2013. Access for U.S. beef, pork and lamb exports today is limited by restrictive tariffs and quotas and a range of non-tariff barriers, including the hormone ban and the EU’s ban on the use of beta agonists. To produce commercially meaningful access for U.S. red meat exports, the TTIP negotiations will need to address all of these restrictions.

UPDATE: The 15th round of TTIP negotiations was held in October 2016 in New York. Unfortunately the two sides reportedly made little progress on agricultural trade issues. It is not yet clear how the Trump administration will approach TTIP, or when the two sides will next meet on this topic.