Met dank overgenomen van Roemeens voorzitterschap Europese Unie 1e helft 2019 (Roemeens voorzitterschap), gepubliceerd op maandag 15 april 2019.
The Council today approved mandates for the Commission to open negotiations with the United States on two agreements:
-a trade agreement limited to the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods only, excluding agricultural products;
-an agreement on conformity assessment that would have as its objective the removal of non-tariff barriers, by making it easier for companies to prove their products meet technical requirements both in the EU and the US while maintaining a high level of protection in the EU. More details HERE