Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that EU and US car safety regulations are compatible under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

More closely aligning the regulations for the EU and US through the EU-US Free Trade Agreement could lead to an increase in UK automotive exports to the US by up to 25%. EU and US regulators are undertaking detailed technical analysis to identify which regulations have similar overall outcomes on safety and are working to enhance future regulatory cooperation. Negotiators will look to use the results of the technical analysis to agree areas for mutual recognition, without compromising EU safety standards.

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