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Thu Dec 26, 2013 02:12 PM CST

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TTIP NEGOTIATORS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ON PROGRESS IN 2014

The third round of talks on the wide-ranging 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' (TTIP) took place in Washington last week, and negotiators are predicting that progress on food safety provisions and technical barriers to trade will continue at least into next spring.

By March 2014, European Union and U.S. officials are expected to start working on the wording of provisions designed to "make it easier to comply with each other's existing rules, and ...

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