Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

To make TTIP a success for the agricultural machinery sector, it is essential to remove existing Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) and achieve a greater alignment and harmonization of relevant regulatory provisions between the EU and US.

Any future TTIP agreement should therefore include effective components:

  • to assess and eliminate existing regulatory divergences where possible
  • to effectively avoid the emergence of new TBTs 

To do this, CEMA believes a 3-step approach should be followed:

Achieve – as far as possible – sectorial agreements on machinery issues in the fields of electrical and mechanical safety under TTIP.

Achieve, under TTIP, a general framework and mechanisms/processes to define the fundamental conditions of transatlantic regulatory cooperation through the establishment of a Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).
Establish Sectorial Regulatory Cooperation Working Groups and set up a Working Group for Agricultural Machinery (RCWG – Ag Machinery).

Please find our detailed comments and suggestions in our Position Papers below.