The EU—US Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) met for the first time on 9 November 2007. Since April 2007, the TEC has made substantial progress in removing barriers to trade and investment. Key areas that the TEC agreed to promote include (i) standards for biofuels; (ii) transatlantic investment and global investment regimes; (iii) mutual recognition of US and EU trade partnership programmes (e.g. AEO and C-TPAT); (iv) harmonised accounting standards; and (v) a common format for introducing new drugs for rare diseases. The TEC also agreed to enhance co-operation on import safety. In addition, the European Commission has proposed legislation that will allow products to be labelled with both imperial and metric measurements. The Commission will review issues concerning US poultry treated with pathogen reduction treatments and propose legislation that will allow patients to access information regarding legal pharmaceuticals.