• CONSTRUCTIVE ATMOSPHERE

    The most optimistic quotes
    from the recent TTIP leaks

    PLAY (WITH SOUND)

  • there is agreement that this is an important matter but there is not yet agreement on what instrument to use

    – doc16.pdf, p. 13 –

  • The EU side expressed openness to improve aspects related to transparency.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 14 –

  • On the Committee, the EU and US agreed on substance

    – doc16.pdf, p. 19 –

  • The question remaining is “how”.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • Discussions took place in a constructive manner and good progress was made in both sessions.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • The Parties agreed to exchange information between the sessions.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 23 –

  • Both sides agreed to speed up the process as much as possible over the next months.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 17 –

  • the Parties agreed on accelerating their work between negotiating rounds

    – doc16.pdf, p. 3 –

  • The EU and the US held a constructive and detailed technical discussion

    – doc16.pdf, p. 14 –

  • This is a significant step forward compared to previous negotiation rounds.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 12 –

  • Parties also had good discussions on other parts of the rules

    – doc16.pdf, p. 3 –

  • The two sides exchanged detailed information on each of the issues, agreeing that more work on technical details would be needed

    – doc16.pdf, p. 14 –

  • The US seemed to be open to considering the EUs compromise texts proposal.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 8 –

  • Furthermore, the Parties agreed that the SME chapter should also reflect SME-specific issues addressed elsewhere in TTIP.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 19 –

  • It was agreed to schedule a discussion between sessions, possibly in early April.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 12 –

  • agreement was also reached on a updated version of the consolidated text of the chapter, reflecting progress made in the discussions over the past year

    – doc16.pdf, p. 20 –

  • The EU and the US made further progress in the negotiations

    – doc16.pdf, p. 5 –

  • All competent authorities confirmed that the cooperation with the US had not led to additional work nor to any delays

    – doc16.pdf, p. 17 –

  • There are some commonalities between the EU and the US proposals on bilateral cooperation

    – doc16.pdf, p. 11 –

  • it was agreed to reorganize the text in a way that more clearly separates general principles

    – doc16.pdf, p. 12 –

  • This constitutes significant progress

    – doc16.pdf, p. 17 –

  • it is safe to say that provisions tabled by both the EU and US are complementary in many respects

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • There was agreement to further tidy up the joint consolidated text between the sessions.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 25 –

  • The Parties continue to agree on their interest in having language in TTIP on this issue

    – doc16.pdf, p. 15 –

  • Discussions took place in an open and constructive atmosphere

    – doc16.pdf, p. 3 –

  • The discussions took place in a constructive atmosphere.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 18 –

  • The US showed openness to improve staging on EU goods

    – doc16.pdf, p. 3 –

  • It was agreed to refer to respective laws in a footnote.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 21 –

  • The discussions showed that EU and US positions are similar on a number of key definitions

    – doc16.pdf, p. 23 –

  • They signaled some openness to refer to a more neutral term

    – doc16.pdf, p. 7 –

  • Both Parties agreed that there is no divergence in the objective of fighting against fraud.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 8 –

  • The discussions were constructive and both Parties showed willingness to find solutions on a number of issues

    – doc16.pdf, p. 23 –

  • The US agreed on EU/US consolidated text containing the initial positions of the Parties for the reading room

    – doc16.pdf, p. 8 –

  • Both sides agreed to re-examine the situation

    – doc16.pdf, p. 15 –

  • Discussions took place in a constructive manner and good progress was made in both sessions..

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • Given the complexity of the subject, both sides agreed on the need to further deepen the issue

    – doc16.pdf, p. 15 –

  • The EU reiterated its intention to ensure that substantial progress be made

    – doc16.pdf, p. 3 –

  • The US clearly felt more comfortable engaging in the discussions on the basis of its own text proposal

    – doc16.pdf, p. 18 –

  • A positive feature of the twelfth round of IP discussions was the US submission

    – doc16.pdf, p. 20 –

  • Both parties agreed that once the alignment is completed a discussion could take place

    – doc16.pdf, p. 15 –

  • Both Parties agreed that the anti-fraud clause will build on the “origin procedures”.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 8 –

  • they are a very useful starting point for further work.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • The US agreed with the approach.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 7 –

  • the FDA is willing to accept TPP language

    – doc16.pdf, p. 14 –

  • The textile regulatory meeting was constructive

    – doc16.pdf, p. 14 –

  • There was some progress on the text of the telecoms chapter

    – doc16.pdf, p. 5 –

  • Furthermore, the Parties agreed to work on a possible consolidation of both parts in parallel.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 10 –

  • The US text is based on the jointly agreed TISA text and, as such, has many things in common with the EU´s proposal for TTIP.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 5 –

  • Both parties agreed to continue exchanging information.

    – doc16.pdf, p. 16 –