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TTIP negotiator claims progress on energy

The EU and the United States have taken a step forward in the negotiations regarding energy and raw materials under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade deal, the EU's chief negotiator has said.

The ninth round of negotiations for TTIP concluded on 24 April in New York. In a press conference held after the end of the talks, the EU chief negotiator, Ignacio García, said that both parties had agreed on the elements regarding energy and raw materials that should be subject of specific provision under the trade deal. However, the EU and the US have still to decide if the deal will include a specific chapter on these topics.

According to García, the negotiators also discussed regulation regarding cars, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, engineering, textiles, chemicals, pesticides and ICT.

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