New EU proposals in trade talks with the U.S. are aimed at simplifying technical regulations in the cosmetics, medical devices, cars, chemicals and textiles sectors, the European Commission said.

The proposals set out the European Union’s position on regulatory cooperation in these sectors in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which are aimed at cutting red tape for companies operating in both markets and helping regulators by eliminating duplicative inspections.

The European Commission (EC) also published proposals...