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Trade Facilitation United States & TTIP Vietnam

LOBBY: Textile and apparel: Euratex steps up pro TTIP campaign, expresses scepticism at EU Vietnam FTA

The European business lobby Euratex is campaigning strongly on trade. It has launched a major communications offensive in favour of TTIP on its website, social media and in conferences. It is arguing that US tariffs and non tariff barriers (including labelling issues) are an impediment to EU exports to the …

Agriculture WTO & Plurilaterals

Crunch time for Nairobi – future of Doha in question over agricultural subsidies standoff

Intense negotiations over a package of trade measures ahead of the Nairobi WTO ministerial on 15-18 December have been held over the week-end and will continue over the next days. A minimalist package of measures is currently being hammered out thanks to the active involvement of the WTO’s director general …

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 …