EU and US mull digital economy chapter in TTIP

Both the EU and US are mulling whether the digital economy is better handled across a number of chapters devoted to the different sectors it has a part in or by a stand-alone section.

SMEs will have a dedicated chapter of the landmark trade deal. Sources indicated significant progress had been made towards a text agreed by both sides during this week’s sixth round of negotiations in Brussels. There is a dedicated TTIP negotiating group for SMEs.

The US has sent fact-finding teams to Germany, Luxembourg and Austria during this week’s sixth round of negotiations.  The teams will meet with successful SMEs to discuss what they need from TTIP and how best to remove barriers to market access on both sides of the Atlantic. SMEs are often described by the European Commission as the backbone of the economy and drivers of growth and job creation.

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source: Euractive

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