Press release 21/2014
The negotiations concerning the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership were launched in June 2013. The third round of negotiations was conducted in December 2013 and the fourth round will be held on 10−14 March in Brussels.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs held the second open hearing session concerning the negotiations on Wednesday 29 January. In the event, the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb took stock of the current situation of the negotiations and Finland's key goals. Furthermore, the Minister announced that he will travel to the United States at the beginning of April to meet, for example, with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, who is the main negotiator for the U.S. in the trade negotiations.
Other speakers at the event included Kristiina Helenius, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Finland (Amcham Finland); Olli Koski, Chief Economist, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK; and Jarmo Virtanen, Managing Director, Efla Oy.
The next hearing session on the subject will be held at the beginning of April.
Additional information: Jukka Pesola, Head of Unit, tel. +358 295 351 029; Mary-Anne Nojonen, Commercial Counsellor, tel. +358 295 351 494; and Mari-Kaisa Brander, Press Attaché to the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, tel. +358 40 131 3388, firstname.lastname@example.org