Round 1 of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations set the stage for what negotiators on both sides of the Atlantic envision as a “comprehensive” and “high-standard” agreement. Negotiators were able to complete the round even amidst negativity surrounding allegations of US surveillance of European Union offices.
Announcements on US-EU cooperation tangential to the round and the weeks following have preserved momentum, despite many potential sticking points.
The BBrief “TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 1” by the trans-Atlantic relations team at the Bertelsmann Foundation North America summarizes the progress made during the first round and the steps leading towards the next series of negotiations.
To read the summary, click here.