The fourth EU Implementation Report (other languages), published in November 2020 and preceded by the preface by DG Commerce Director-General Sabine Weyand (other languages), provides an overview of the results achieved in 2019 and the remarkable work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The accompanying staff working document provides detailed information in accordance with the trade agreement and trading partners. Canadian trade commissioners advise exporters, partners and investors with competence and competence. Section VI of Chapter V deals with financial services covered in sections 51 to 59. It limits the laws that governments can pass to regulate insurance and banks or to manage them publicly. All regulations that are not covered by the terms and objectives of the treaty would be illegal.  One of the legitimate grounds for regulation is in section 52 „the protection of investors, depositors, policyholders or persons to whom a financial service provider is liable for a trust obligation; b) ensure the integrity and stability of the financial system of one of the parties.“ However, Article 52, paragraph 2, states that „measures must not be more cumbersome than necessary to achieve their objective“ and the treaty does not contain other grounds for admission to a scheme. Section VII concerns international shipping and Section VIII for air transport. According to a Guardian report, the TTIP draft that was leaked in 2016 shows „insurmountable“ differences between the EU and the US in some areas, with the US demanding that the EU compromise its „environmental, consumer and health standards.“  Since the early 1990s, the European Free Trade Association has established a vast network of free trade contractual relationships around the world.
The aim of EFTA policy in third countries is to safeguard the economic interests of its Member States, to support and strengthen the process of European and inter-regional integration, and to contribute to global efforts to liberalise trade and investment. The draft EU text on trade and sustainable development was also sent to the Guardian in July 2016.  The Project of 23 June 2016, described as „restricted“, reveals new gaps in the G20`s commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. The IMF estimates these subsidies at $10 million per minute worldwide and G7 ministers meeting in Japan promised to eliminate them in May 2016.  However, the project states that „this end of supply may take into account security of supply.“  The Guardian believes that this passage could be open to abuse and will be used to slow the exit of subsidies. The United States and the European Union together account for 60% of global GDP, 33% of world trade in goods and 42% of world trade in services. There are a number of trade disputes between the two powers, but both depend on the economic market of the other, and disputes concern only 2% of total trade. A free trade area between the two countries would potentially be the largest regional free trade agreement in history and would cover 46% of global GDP.
  In an article in the Wall Street Journal, the Chairman of the Executive Board of Siemens AG (which employs 70% in Europe and 30% in the United States) stated that TTIP would strengthen the global competitiveness of the United States and the EU by removing trade barriers, improving intellectual property protection and establishing new international „road rules“.  Any trade agreement will aim to remove tariffs and remove other trade barriers that come into force.