April 30, 2013 by Silvana Bolocan
EU Trade Ministers are closer to reaching the common position required to start negotiations on a new EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement, according to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, after chairing the Trade Council of Ministers in Dublin, during 17-18.04.2013. The Minister has set a date of end-June for final agreement on the mandate to start talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The event was also attended by EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht and International Trade Advisor to the US President, Mike Froman. This is the first time a representative of the US Administration has discussed EU-US trade relations directly with EU Trade Ministers.