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TTIP Round Concludes; TPP Meetings Kick off in Hawaii

The 10th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S. and the European Union concluded July 17 in Brussels. In a closing press conference, chief negotiators Dan Mullaney and Ignacio Garcia Bercero said congressional passage of trade promotion authority (TPA) and the recent resolution of support from the EU Parliament have provided negotiations with renewed momentum. Mullaney said the opportunity exists to complete the TTIP by the end of President Obama’s term (January 2017), but cautioned that this will require the negotiators to “take advantage of every month and every day available, because we still have a lot of work to do.”

On July 24, negotiators from the 12 countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opened meetings in Hawaii in preparation for the next ministerial round of negotiations, which is set for July 28-31.