Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
Turkish economy minister said that Turkey needed a place at the table as part of free trade agreement talks between the European Union and the US.
France threatened on Monday to delay the swift start of EU-U.S. trade talks if its red lines on culture and farm produce are not respected.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama so that Washington would continue talks with Turkey for a free trade agreement simultaneously with the EU, Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan said yesterday.
Neoliberalism knows no borders, so perhaps it should not come as a bolt out of the blue that the United States and European Union are set to negotiate a "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership."
The Obama Administration has notified US Congress of its intent to enter into negotiations on a comprehensive trade and investment agreement with the European Union, specifying its negotiating objectives.
Indicative roadmap prepared by the European Commission for the EU-US FTA negotiations
Food safety, GMO cultivation and France’s cherished “cultural exception” for audiovisual services are non-negotiable areas in view of upcoming EU-US free trade talks, the French stressed. The message was apparently well received by the European Commission in Brussels.
"From a democratic perspective, we believe that important rules governing technology, health, and culture should be debated in the US Congress, the European Parliament, national parliaments, and other transparent forums where all stakeholders can be heard—not in closed negotiations that give privileged access to corporate insiders."
Some media are reporting talk of Mexico and Turkey joining the EU-US FTA.
Prospects for a trade pact have brightened the spirits of automakers along with many other types of Continental companies. And not only because it might make it easier for their products to compete in America’s giant consumer market.
A proposed US-Europe free-trade pact is unlikely to affect Washington’s efforts to negotiate a similar agreement with Asia-Pacific nations, a senior US trade official said Thursday.
China could still have certain advantages even after the establishment of a US-EU FTA. The question is: how to maintain and create new competitive advantages?
There are concerns that the US could use these talks to push the EU to loosen its restrictions on genetically modified crops and foods. In addition, the deal might serve as a backdoor means to implement ACTA which was rejected by the European Parliament last year.
Will Wisconsin dairy farmers accept that only cheese produced in five provinces of northern Italy can carry the name parmesan? Will the French agree to tuck into hormone-infused American beef with a side of genetically modified fries?
Just days after it was announced that the USA and the European Union were to open discussions on a free trade agreement worth trillions of dollars, trade unions on both sides of the Atlantic said that employment rights had to be a key issue on the agenda.
An EU-US free trade deal would obliterate EU safeguards for health and
the environment with regard to genetically modified (GM) crops and
foods, warns Earth Open Source.
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The Trans-Atlantic FTA’s focus would not be trade per se — border taxes (tariffs) between the EU and the US are already low. Rather, these talks are aimed at eliminating a list of what multinational corporations call "trade irritants" but the rest of us know as strong food safety, environmental and health safeguards, explains Lori Wallach.
The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made the announcement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a new free trade agreement between and the US and Europe in his annual state of the union speech.