TTIP

TTIP

In brief: Obama and Merkel on TTIP

Still talking about TTIP?   Well TTIP, the controversial transatlatantic trade agreement launched in 2013 is not for now. With Donald Trump just elected as US president, the Obama administration winding down and the French and Germans bracing for difficult elections next year.   Yet the two most powerful players in the TTIP game …

TTIP

The three Trump advisers to watch on trade

President elect Donal Trump has been putting together his transitional advisory team. The advisors he chose largely reflect views Mr Trump himself aired throughout his election campaign.   We have: one Republican calling for NAFTA renegotiation, a steel magnate irate about China, and an economist accusing China of all ills, …

De Gucht: TTIP is dead
TTIP

De Gucht: TTIP is dead

Former EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht, who launched the transatlantic TTIP negotiations in 2013, said  “TTIP, at least for the time being, is dead”.   This is in reaction to the election of Donald Trump to become the 45th US president of the United States, and ahead of gathering …

Quick take: So it’s Trump
TTIP

Quick take: So it’s Trump

There will be a lot of ink shed on what a Trump presidency means for US trade policy, for TPP, and, in Europe, for TTIP.   The fact is: we do not know.   In the short term all these projects will not likely move ahead. More fundamentally, trade policy might be …