The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report titled “U.S. and EU Motor Vehicle Standards: Issues for Transatlantic Trade Negotiations,” that explores differences in automobile safety regulatory regimes that could be resolved through the comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the United States and European Union (EU). The United States adopts safety standards that auto makers self-certify as to their compliance, but in the EU, vehicles must secure “type approval” from a government before the manufacturer may sell a new model. To the extent that a TTIP agreement removes unnecessary differences in regulations and allows manufacturers to sell vehicles in either market  if they meet standards from either jurisdiction, CRS maintains that pathways to convergence could be achieved.