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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 221469, tabled on 20 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Council of the European Union acted by unanimity or qualified majority when adopting the negotiating directives for the EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 January 2015

As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating directives call for what would be a mixed agreement they were adopted by the Council by consensus, requiring the consent of every Member State.

The negotiating directives can be found at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1162.

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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