United States & TTIP

United States & TTIP

Macron says TTIP “is not dead”, but it’s no good to finalise talks in a few months’ time

At a gathering organised by Politico in Brussels Emmanuel Macron said what French politicians never say: that international trade and TTIP are good. “In principle TTIP is a good thing for Europe. Trade is one of the engines for growth”. Macron also reiterated Paris’ high reluctance to finalise ongoing TTIP …

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 …

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In the media: Joe Stiglitz/Brexit/TTIP, US Chamber for substance over speed in TTIP, India and EU talk good regulatory practices in pharma

1998 Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has weighed into the UK ‘Brexit and trade’ debate – this time from a hard left angle. The UK’s The Independent quoted the economist as saying: “I think that the strictures imposed by TTIP would be sufficiently adverse to the functioning of government …