Negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership began in July 2013.
If successful, the deal would cover more than 40% of global GDP and account for large shares of world trade and foreign direct investment. It would also be the biggest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated, resulting in a significant increase of jobs created, especially those supported by both the import and export sectors.
In an exclusive effort to discuss the effects of TTIP on both workers and employers, EURACTIV Institute held a round table breakfast debate at the EURACTIV Network office in Brussels, covering the following issues:
- What actual impact will TTIP have on employment and social standards?
- What role will labour provisions play in the negotiations?
- Can TTIP provide a framework for dialogue and cooperation between trade unions and employers’ federations?