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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


German workers warn auto bosses not to compromise rights in TTIP
Union representatives at Germany’s largest carmakers including Daimler and Volkswagen warned auto bosses and politicians on Tuesday not to water down labour rights in negotiations for a transatlantic trade deal.
New study on preferential agreements and TTIP
A new research study from AEB and DHBW shows that companies expect TTIP to have almost no positive effects on employment and financial development.
TPP and TTIP: Partners in crime
Mike Dolan, Vice-President of the Citizens’ Trade Campaign, takes stock of the resistance against both TPP and TTIP in the United States and outlines the strategy we need if we want to prevent the passage of “trade” agreements that threaten to kill jobs, undermine labor standards and environmental regulations, limit access to generic drugs, and even aim to exempt corporations from the judicial process.
EU-US trade talks in ’troubled waters’
EU-US trade talks are “in troubled waters” and need a “fresh start for parliament to approve an agreement”, the chairman of the assembly’s international trade committee has said.
TTIP is ’big bonanza’ for developing countries, EU claims
German Development Minister Gerd Müller counters criticism of TTIP with study on how it will impact developing and newly industrialised countries
Government urged to protect interests of UK poultry farmers
The competitiveness of UK poultry producers is at risk if the EU-US trade negotiations proceed on the basis that products are of an ’equivalent’ standard.
PKS demands that agro-food sector should be excluded from TTIP
The Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) demands that the entire agro-food sector should be excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA from the very beginning
EU health chief says no clear majority yet for US trade deal
No clear majority has so far emerged among EU states for a free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and both sides need to explain the benefits of such a deal, the EU’s health chief said.
’Mega-regionals’ could be the future of global trade rules: Rajeev Kher
India needs to prepare towards a higher regulatory regime as mega-regionals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) looks to set a new rules paradigm, said Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher on Friday.
ISDS mechanism should be ’consigned to the annals of history’
"ISDS cannot be reformed and, like many archaic trade practices of the 18th century, should be consigned to the annals of history," argues Cecile Toubeau
‘We are fed up!’:Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.
GM food labelling in Europe will not be affected by CETA and TTIP
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan says he will not allow any compromises on GM labelling standards in Europe in spite of fears surrounding new trade agreements with Canada and the United States.
France and Germany to form united front against ISDS
The two countries are discussing throwing their combined weight behind a common position to exclude an Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism from trade talks with the US
Europeans don’t want investor state dispute settlement in trade agreements
An overwhelming majority of Europeans has spoken out against ISDS in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
EU-US trade negotiations must be more transparent, as concerns are raised about clash with data protection rules
The European Ombudsman says the Commission must do more to "increase the legitimacy of the TTIP negotiations in the eyes of the public".
TTIP and CETA: Opening the door to genetic engineering in agriculture and food production
A newly published Testbiotech report shows that the introduction of the new free trade agreements between EU and Canada (CETA) and the US (TTIP) will almost certainly lead to lower EU standards in protection of consumers and the environment.
Europe: The fear of arbitral tribunals
The consultation on investor arbitration that the European Commission launched in Spring 2014 delivered an unambiguous verdict: today, public opinion does not want it.
EU report presented today: Consultation on investment protection in EU-US trade talks
Today, the European Commission published its analysis of the almost 150,000 replies to its online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Are states sovereign?
A trade treaty known as the TTIP is being negotiated between the US and Europe. From what I have been able to find out about this treaty, it will, among other things, limit the capacity of states to draft environmental, health or labour norms which adversely impact big corporations
Food issues will not block EU-US trade deal: German minister
Germany’s farm minister Christian Schmidt says the United States is likely to back down on its opposition to the compulsory labeling of products containing or fed by GMOs.