THE GUARDIAN: EU and US trade negotiators seek to get TTIP talks back on track

10/03/2016

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September 30, 2016 | BY: JENNIFER RANKIN

A team of 90 EU negotiators will travel to New York for five days of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), starting on Monday.

Hopes of a deal before US president Barack Obama leaves the White House in mid-January have evaporated, raising doubts about whether TTIP can ever be agreed amid widespread hostility and regular street protests.

Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, said last week: “If we were not to conclude TTIP before 19 January, then there would be a natural pause.”

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