On 15 October 2015, Insurance Europe, the American Insurance Association and the American Council of Life Insurers (collectively, representing the insurance sectors in the US and the EU) jointly reiterated their support for the inclusion of insurance in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  The press release issued by those bodies calls for the 11th round of TTIP negotiations on 19 October 2015 to address this, with a view to opening markets for US/EU insurers and ensuring a healthy global insurance industry.