About: Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Trade & Society 20-11-2015

TTIP: The Irish case for increased Transatlantic ties

The US is already the second biggest customer for Irish SMEs, and a successful TTIP agreement will only make this relationship stronger, writes Ian Talbot.
Digital 11-05-2015

Don’t forget big data in TTIP and TISA

The issues of data sovereignty and data protection have been sadly lacking in the debate on trade agreements, writes historian Svend Aage Christensen.
Competition 03-04-2015

Make 2015 a year of world trade action

International trade creates wealth and opportunities around the world. But the richest countries must take care to foster, not weaken the poorest, writes Anabel Gonzalez. 
Trade & Society 24-03-2015

International investment court plan threatens our democracy

The European Commission is investigating a permanent international investment court as a replacement for the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS). The plan for a court, and the road map towards it are fundamentally flawed, writes Ante Wessels.
Trade & Society 11-03-2015

Investor protection in TTIP: ‘A head-in-the-sand policy achieves nothing’

Excluding investor protection from TIPP would be a mistake - but a reform is required. Reinhard Quick thinks that an international investment tribunal should be set up to decide on conflicts between investors and states. This would resolve the deficiencies of bilateral investment treaties and give due regard to the citizen's concerns.
Trade & Society 06-03-2015

Creative accounting and the sales pitch for ISDS

Studies that promote investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have generated misleading numbers and dubious recommendations. Legislators should approach all studies with caution, warns Gus Van Harten.
Trade & Society 02-02-2015

TTIP is good for SMEs

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.
Trade & Society 16-01-2015

For a fair, transparent and effective ISDS in TTIP

TTIP stands to deliver enormous benefits to both the EU and US economies at a time of low growth and high unemployment in many parts of Europe, writes Diego Zuluaga Laguna.
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Trade & Society 13-01-2015

Trading and being treated fairly: Why European industry needs investment protection

Clauses similar to the Investor-State Dispute Mechanism (ISDS) being discussed as part of EU-US trade negotiations have existed for well over 30 years, and has only ever been used as a last resort, writes a coalition of business organisations. Above all it cannot, and has not been used, to overturn governments’ ability to regulate, they claim.
Trade & Society 16-10-2014

What should there be in a SME TTIP chapter?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has the potential to benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) considerably if it is tailored to their real needs, writes Arnaldo Abruzzini .  
Trade & Society 03-10-2014

TTIP and SMEs: a missed opportunity?

EU and US negotiators need to step up efforts on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) to bring SMEs fully into the fold – not with good intentions and unsupported promises, but with constructive arguments, writes Cindy Miller.
Bruno Maçães, Portugal’s State Secretary for European Affairs [Photo: Bruno Maçães's office]
Trade & Society 26-09-2014

CETA, TTIP: Global trade threatened by vested national interests

EU member countries have become more vocal in trying to protect their own backyards from competition in the ongoing free trade negotiations with Canada and the United States, writes Bruno Maçães.
Robert Pederson
Health 01-09-2014

EU legislative work on hormone-affecting chemicals could be undermined by TTIP

Current legislative work on endocrine disruptors, which is potentially being undermined by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), is a prime example of how short term profits are being given priority over people and the environment, argues Robert Pederson.
David Caro
Competition 19-06-2014

TTIP is a land of opportunity for small businesses

TTIP represents a land of opportunity for businesses. Opening up markets on both sides of the Atlantic will create a wealth of business opportunities, and EU negotiators should adopt a small business perspective, too, writes David Caro.
Bruno Maçães, Portugal’s State Secretary for European Affairs [Photo: Bruno Maçães's office]
Energy 04-06-2014

Energy revolution from East to West

An energy pact between the EU and the US could easily be extended to Canada, Mexico, Norway and perhaps even Brazil, forcing Russia to embrace a transition eastwards of its own, writes Bruno Maçães.
Digital 16-05-2014

Time to modernise trade rules for the global digital economy

Software innovation is threatened by a new wave of protectionism in the digital economy. EU and US negotiators can use the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to take a stand against this troubling trend, writes Victoria Espinel.
Trade & Society 11-03-2014

TTIP at the forefront of international trade?

If the Europeans and Americans manage to conclude negotiations over the transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP), they will have succeeded in setting up a blueprint for a "new generation" of 21st century trade agreements, writes Elvire Fabry.
Trade & Society 19-02-2014

TTIP: The hurdles to overcome

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a huge opportunity that neither the US nor Europe can afford to waste and it requires all involved to undertake all efforts necessary to address at least the main hurdles with realism and determination, writes Hendrik Bourgeois.
Trade & Society 27-01-2014

As the smokescreen clears, time for more honesty on EU-US trade pact

Although EU-US negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were launched with bombastic rhetoric, the last couple of weeks have seen confidence wane. Negotiations will take longer and the economic benefits of a deal will be far smaller than originally claimed, write Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge.
Trade & Society 17-12-2013

The false promise of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

This week saw the launch of the third round of talks on the EU-US free trade agreement (TTIP). Gabriel Siles-Brügge and Ferdi De Ville challenge the proclaimed benefits of this much-vaunted trade agreement, saying the deal is a distraction and it will unlikely boost growth.
Global Europe 30-10-2013

Remedy for transatlantic distrust

Strategising has gone missing from transatlantic relations and must be revisited by a new constituency of business and political leaders, writes Pawe? ?wieboda.
Innovation 07-06-2013

Working towards a common goal on risk regulation

If we all agree on the same end goal when it comes to regulating risk, we need to get better at working together, writes Patrick Thomas. Science should always be the cornerstone of risk assessment, but industry needs to make more of an effort to listen to concerns of different stakeholders.

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