United States & TTIP

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Trans-Atlantic Business Council calls for revival of TTIP after MEP CETA green light

It’s almost impossible to see a negative opinion across Europe’s business community on the European Parliament’s vote in favour of CETA on Wednesday (15 February 2017). Even a big chunk of the free trade agreement-sceptic European farming and food sector is looking forward to trading under the pact’s new rules. United States observers, for …

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open deliberative process
CETA United States & TTIP

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open deliberative process

  The failure of the controversial transatlantic TTIP negotiations in late 2016 is a good opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and can be done with trade agreements involving regulatory talks in future. Professor Bernard Hoekman, Director and Professor in Global Economics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced …

North America United States & TTIP

Responding to Trump: Top EU think tank suggests EU adopt own border adjustment tax

The EU should respond in kind to US plans to introduce discriminatory tax on corporations, argues a scholar at the highly respected economics think tank Bruegel in Brussels. The US government is introducing widely discussed tax reforms that would involve a discriminatory border tax adjustment, or ‘destination tax’. US tax …

United States & TTIP WTO & Plurilaterals

In brief: US and EU agree on pharma deal – WTO TRIPs waiver for pharmaceuticals comes into force

The EU and US have finalised an agreement  among regulators today that mutually recognises each party’s ‘good manufacturing practices’ for pharmaceuticals. Pharma was also source of news from Geneva today.   The EU-US agreement, initially part of the regulatory package of the now dormant Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement is an update to a …

United States & TTIP

Transatlantic : EU and US make last trade gestures before Obama administration folds

An era of uncertainty opens in transatlantic relations, as in exactly one week President Obama (20 January 2017) will hand over the reins of power to Donald Trump. The US administration will focus on settling into working mode and not enter major trade negotiations for several months at least. US trade policy is also expected …