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Monthly Trade Briefing: Brexit – a new beginning for UK trade policy (Part 2)
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Monthly Trade Briefing: Brexit – a new beginning for UK trade policy (Part 2)

  This post is continued from Part 1. Defining the UK’s status quo in the WTO   Except in the unlikely above ‘customs union’ scenario, Britain will need to define a new trade policy strategy.   This involves defining economic policy priorities, and clarifying current commitments in the WTO, especially …

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Monthly Briefing: After TPP – the making of trade rules for data flows

By Martina Francesca Ferracane, Policy Analyst, European Centre for International Political Economy. Contact: martina.ferracane@ecipe.org   In April 2016, the EU adopted its new data protection regulation. With the Privacy Shield, the successor agreement to the Safe Harbour between the EU and the US regulating personal data flows to the United …

In-depth briefings Investment United States & TTIP

Monthly Briefing: Investment protection chapters in EU trade agreements – What lies ahead for TTIP

This brief analyses how investment protection provisions in EU trade agreements have evolved since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009 right up to the EU’s November 2015 proposal to the United States in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The text …

In-depth briefings United States & TTIP

Monthly briefing: Can TTIP meet TPP? The EU’s labour and environment chapters in its FTAs

“We’ve worked with our TPP parties to raise labor and environmental standards …. and there’s no reason we can’t do that with the EU and take it even further, whether it’s on human trafficking or wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illegal fishing, protections against the worst forms of child labor. There …

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Monthly briefing: EU & public procurement: FTAs, TTIP and EU-Japan

In October 2015, European Union and United States trade negotiators started discussing government procurement in the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for the first time in two years of talks. Both sides aim to exchange market access offers before February 2016. Public procurement is one of the most contentious …

In-depth briefings United States & TTIP

Monthly briefing: TTIP regulatory cooperation negotiations – state of play

This brief provides a short and accessible overview of how the proposed ‘regulatory cooperation pillar’ of TTIP is shaping up, more than two years after the transatlantic trade negotiations started. Most discussions on regulatory cooperation in TTIP so far have been of a normative nature (what should be done, democratic …