At 9.30 on 25 May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host an expert discussion on negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the USA.
A special focus will be placed on the state of affairs and next steps in TTIP negotiations, provisions on support for small and medium-sized companies, regulatory cooperation, challenges and desired benefits in the agricultural sector, including food safety rules, and other matters related to TTIP negotiations.
10.00 – 10.30 Mārtiņš Kreitus, Director of the Foreign Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Promotion Department at the Foreign Ministry: Why is TTIP important for Latvia?
10.30 – 11.10 Renita Bhaskar, Head of the U.S. and Canada Unit, DG TRADE, European Commission: State of play of TTIP negotiations, next steps and challenges. Rules to ensure support for small and medium-sized enterprises, regulatory cooperation.
11.10 – 11.50 Brian Kilgallen, Policy Officer at DG SANTE, European Commission, and TTIP Negotiator on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS): Standards for food safety and animal and plant health.