On May 10, 2013, USA-ITA, with the assistance of our Washington Counsel David Spooner, filed comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and European Union. In the comments, we note that we strongly support the launch of the negotiations and states that “a primary goal of the United States in the TTIP negotiations must be to obtain immediate elimination of these tariff peaks in the EU (as well as in the United States’ apparel tariffs), so that American brands can better serve consumers in both the EU and the U.S. markets.” The comments are available here.