In a survey commissioned by Swedish Enterprise, 700 small and medium-size enterprises point to current legal uncertainty, unequal requirements, double bureaucracy and tariffs as major obstacles to trade with the US, writes Carola Lemne.
EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in Brussels for a new round of talks, and promise concrete steps will be taken to advance the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.
The new European Commissioner for Trade defended the transatlantic trade negotiations in Paris this week, emphasising the benefits an agreement could bring to French exports and economic growth. EURACTIV France reports.
The transatlantic economy generates close to five trillion Euros in commercial sales a year and supports up to 15 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. This represents not only how deeply our economic ties run, but also that we have a real stake in Europe’s economic recovery. It’s clear that Europe is still struggling to revive itself, writes Karl Cox.
While EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in Washington, business groups and civil society organisations have released contradictory statements about regulatory cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.