Press Release: Commission to consult European public on provisions in EU-US trade deal on investment and investor-state dispute settlement

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Series Details IP/14/56 (21.01.14)
Publication Date 21/01/2014
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EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on 21 January 2014 announced his decision to consult the public on the investment provisions of a future EU-US trade deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The decision follows unprecedented public interest in the talks. It also reflects the Commissioner's determination to secure the right balance between protecting European investment interests and upholding governments’ right to regulate in the public interest.

In early March 2014, he will publish a proposed EU text for the investment part of the talks which will include sections on investment protection and on investor-to-state dispute settlement, or ISDS. This draft text will be accompanied by clear explanations for the non-expert. People across the EU will then have three months to comment.

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