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Structure Of Market Access Talks Is Latest Sore Spot In TTIP Negotiations

April 25, 2014 at 1:45 AM
Despite making a pledge in March to focus on advancing the market access elements of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the United States and European Union now stand at odds over how to do so. The EU insists the various elements of the market access negotiations -- goods, services, government procurement and investment -- should be handled as a package to allow trade-offs across the different areas and craft a deal. But the U.S. government, by contrast, is...

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