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