Policy paper

TTIP: the mandate explained

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The mandate sets out what the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should cover and the principles of the negotiation.

Detail

The 28 EU countries agreed a mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before negotiations started in July 2013. This document explains the parts of the mandate.

The mandate:

  • gives the European Commission permission to negotiate with the USA on behalf of the EU
  • sets out what TTIP should cover
  • sets out principles the European Commission will follow in their negotiations with the USA