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US-EU trade talks `on track` but tough barriers ahead

US-EU talks on a transatlantic free trade zone are moving ahead but still face their toughest challenge, cutting back regulatory differences, Europe`s top negotiator Karel de Gucht said Tuesday.

EU, US reps meet ahead of free-trade talks

US Trade Ambassador Michael Froman received his European counterpart Karel De Gucht in Washington Monday, preparing for next month`s fourth round of talks on creating the world`s largest free-trade area.

EU trade chief wants speedy end to solar row with China

The European Union's trade chief said on Friday that Brussels desires a speedy end to a trade dispute with Beijing over tariffs it imposed on Chinese solar panels, but suggested it could take time.