|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2019) 16|
Legislative proposal presented by the European Commission in January 2019 recommending the opening of negotiations for a potential trade agreement with the United States strictly focused on industrial goods, excluding agricultural products.
The recommended Decision provides for a draft negotiating mandate, aimed at guiding negotiations on a trade deal relating to the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods only. The Recommendation was adopted by the European Commission on 18 January 2019 and formally adopted by the Council of the European Union on 15 April.
The Recommendation for the opening of negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) was published in the framework of a Joint Statement agreed between the President of the European Commission and the US President in July 2018 with the aim to launch a new phase in the trade relationship between the two sides.
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, External Trade | Trade Agreements|
|Countries / Regions||United States|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|