About: Michael Froman

Trade & Society 30-08-2016

France demands end to TTIP talks

France plans to call for an end to the transatlantic free trade talks in September, so the negotiations can be restarted "on a good basis", Matthias Fekl announced. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 30-06-2016

Malmström says EU-US trade talks can survive Brexit

The European Union's top trade official said on Wednesday that she is still aiming to complete negotiations for a sweeping free trade deal with the United States this year, despite Britain's vote last week to leave the 28-nation bloc.
Trade & Society 14-04-2016

TTIP talks need swift progress to avoid Trump threat

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators must soon strike deals on market access for services and certification of regulatory standards, sources have said, if the EU-US trade deal is to be struck before the end of the Obama Administration.
Trade & Society 10-03-2016

Latest round of TTIP talks boost momentum

Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office. Michael McKeon gives a briefing on the latest developments.
Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
Trade & Society 19-12-2015

WTO agrees ‘historic’ deal on farming subsidy

World Trade Organization member countries agreed to abolish agricultural export subsidies after five days of talks in Nairobi, but failed to make progress on the long-stalled Doha Round of negotiations aimed at lowering global trade barriers.
Trade & Society 06-05-2015

Commission floats ISDS reform ahead of EU ministerial trade talks

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met her counterpart in the United States on Monday evening (4 May), in order to untangle the Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) knot in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP), before presenting a formal proposal to EU ministers and MEPs this week, in a bid to unlock the negotiations.
Agrifood 23-04-2015

US trade negotiator ‘very disappointed’ at European GM food ban

US Trade Representative Michael Froman expressed disappointment on Wednesday (22 April) that the European Commission has decided to let member states have 'opt-outs' on imports of genetically-modified food and feed.
Trade & Society 17-04-2015

EU, US trade talks seek to advance regulatory pillar

Set to meet in New York next week (20-24 April) for the ninth round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), negotiators are determined to make progress on all strands of the deal, but particularly on regulatory cooperation.
Global Europe 07-10-2013

US ‘shutdown’ puts transatlantic trade talks on ice

The US has put negotiations for a landmark free trade deal with the EU on ice because of a partial shutdown of the US government, the Obama administration said on Friday (4 October).
Trade & Society 23-09-2013

EU, US gear up for ‘real’ negotiation round on trade deal

SPECIAL REPORT / There is a sense of anticipation in Brussels as negotiators are frantically preparing for next month’s second "real" round of trade talks with the United States in Brussels, but progress is unlikely to be perceivable before December, experts say.