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United States & TTIP

Commission’s Demarty tells French national assembly GI pillar in TTIP would be not “as good” as with Canada

During a hearing at the French National Assembly on Tuesday (5 April) in Paris, the EU Commission’s Director General for Trade Jean-Luc Demarty told members of the legislative body’s committee on European affairs that the EU was intending to conclude TTIP negotiations under the Obama administration, provided that the deal …

United States & TTIP

USTR National Trade Estimate Report chides EU standardisation and assessment procedures as trade barriers

The US Trade Representative has just released its annual more than 400-page National Trade Estimate. The report provides an overview of what US firms see as the key trade barriers they face abroad. This year’s NTE report makes for interesting reading in the context of ongoing TTIP negotiations.   The …