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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - Documents

The TTIP negotiations were launched in 2013 and ended without conclusion at the end of 2016. A Council decision of 15 April 2019 states that the negotiating directives for the TTIP are obsolete and no longer relevant.

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TTIP Reader's guide

Textual proposals are the European Union's initial proposals for legal text on topics in TTIP.  They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds.  The actual text in the final agreement will be a result of negotiations between the EU and US. 

Position papers set out and describe the European Union's general approach on topic in the TTIP negotiations.  They are tabled for discussion with the US in negotiating rounds.

Reader's guide

  1. Market access
  2. Regulatory cooperation
  3. Rules
  4. Institutional

The European Commission is negotiating TTIP as openly as possible.

And as part of our latest transparency initiative, we're publishing:

  • 2-page factsheets, in plain language
  • negotiating texts we've given US negotiators:
    • EU textual proposals on parts 2 and 3 of the TTIP – these set out how we'd want a final deal to read, line by line
    • EU position papers what we want to achieve in a chapter.

We will publish further texts as they become available.

We will make the whole text of the agreement public once negotiations have been concluded – well in advance of its signature and ratification.

For the text of a recently completed EU trade agreement, see the text of the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA).

EU negotiating texts, chapter by chapter

Part 1: Market Access

Better access to the US market

Trade in Goods and Customs Duties


Public Procurement

Rules of Origin

Part 2: Regulatory Cooperation

Cutting red tape and costs - without cutting corners

Regulatory Cooperation

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs)

Food Safety and Animal and Plant Health (SPS)

Specific industries

Medical Devices
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Part 3: Rules

New rules to make it easier and fairer to export, import and invest

Sustainable Development

Energy and Raw Materials (ERMs)

Customs and Trade Facilitation (CTF)

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)



Intellectual Property (IP) and Geographical Indications (GIs)

Government-Government Dispute Settlement (GGDS)

Part 4: Institutional

Institutional, General and Final Provisions