Tackling Regulatory Trade Barriers in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Abstract: In the recently launched Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement, also known as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TAFTA | TTIP) negotiations between the US and the EU, President Obama has indicated that the talks will make reducing regulatory barriers a signature issue. The emphasis on tackling these barriers has generated […]
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The TAFTA | TTIP and Agriculture: Making or Breaking the Tackling of Global Food and Environmental Challenges?
Abstract: The recently commenced negotiations on a transatlantic free trade area (TAFTA | TTIP) are likely to have an impact on transatlantic and global agricultural and environmental regulation. The potential for developing a global trade regime that is able to face the pressing global food and environmental challenges of […]
TAFTA | TTIP in the Light of the Modern Digital Age and its Significance for the Future of the ICT Industry
Abstract: The negotiations for the TAFTA I TTIP agreement encompass a broad spectrum of issues. Because of the far-reaching importance of ICT topics, the TAFTA I TTIP must include a Digital Agenda. BITKOM welcomes the High Level Working Group’s (HLWG) proposals and emphasizes the imperative to pay special attention to […]
The Strategic Implications of TAFTA/TTIP: Will it Engage or Contain China?
Abstract: As China is moving up the value chain, both the EU and the US have seen their export shares declining in markets that they have traditionally dominated. This quantitative and qualitative evolution of Chinese exports has been to some extent attributed to China’s mercantilist national industrial policy and its […]
Why the TAFTA | TTIP will not Live Up to its Promises
Abstract: Negotiations on a Transatlantic Free Trade Area, also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TAFTA | TTIP) have been officially launched in July 2013. This TAFTA | TTIP is sold by the European Commission with two main arguments and two additional points to reassure potential opponents. In the first category there […]