The progress has already led to the first of the twice yearly contacts with members of the Senior Level Group (SLG) prior to the EU-US Summits foreseen in TLD. This first meeting between MEPs, US Legislators and members of the Senior Level Group took place on 6 May 1999, at the margins of the SLG meeting in Washington. On this occassion, legislators reviewed progress in the implementation of TLD and received a detailed update on the state of the EU-US relations. Even more importantly, they gave special attention to the 'early warning' dimension of TLD, with respect to any future legislation or regulations with the potential to cause friction between the EU and the US. Efforts continue to set up a dedicated website; as well as to organize the first of the biannual teleconferences between the EP and the US legislators foreseen in TLD.