US-EU Trade Negotiations Sidelined By Gov't Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Trade Representative on Friday called off an upcoming round of negotiations with the European Union for the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, saying the government shutdown in the U.S. has left the country's negotiating team too shorthanded to go forward.

The U.S. has said it can't send enough negotiators to Brussels next week for a second round of formal talks for the TTIP, a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU, according to representatives for the two governments. USTR Michael...
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