Laying the Foundation

The third round of negotiations, held December 16-20, 2013 in Washington, DC, began work on what US lead negotiator Dan Mullaney called “the architecture of an agreement”. Talks continued with the scoping exercises from the first two rounds. They ended with more specific work on issues such as regulatory coherence and increased market access by reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers in the areas of goods, services, investment and procurement.

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