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


Who regulates best, the US or EU? #TTIP
The US and European trade union movements don’t want to see any weakening of standards through TTIP. Froman and deGucht have said they don’t want that either, but successive trade deals have done precisely that.
Green and consumer groups voice fears over EU-US trade agreement
As negotiations get under way for an EU-US trade agreement, European environmental and consumer groups are mobilising to contest a pact they believe would lower standards for everything from apples to automobiles.
TTIP Update III
Glyn Moody addresses the EU’s latest document "Incorrect claims about investor-state dispute settlement"
Putting the I In TTIP: The necessity of a strong investment chapter
United States Council for International Business (USCIB) argues for a strong investment chapter in the EU-US FTA (TTIP)
European officials consulted business leaders on trade pact
Long before trade negotiations began with the United States this summer, European officials were consulting with business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic on how to structure a free-trade pact.
Hoffa: Secret US-Euro backroom trade talks are more of the same
An article in today’s New York Times details how corporate leaders met last year with European officials on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) months before trade negotiations officially began.
Calm before the storm? Secretive TTIP talks on hold
Thanks to the unexpected government shutdown in the US, this week’s Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks have been postponed. Nevertheless, the EU Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht said that this “in no way distracts from our overall aim of acheiving an ambitious trade and investment deal”, though the duration of the US government shutdown remains unclear.
TTIP: Health sector braced for ’damage control’
While EU-US trade talks are expected to generate great economic benefits on both sides of the Atlantic, the impact of a trade agreement on the EU’s healthcare systems will surely be negative, experts warn.
Amid shutdown, US cancels trade talks with the EU
Trade talks between the United States and the European Union set for next week have been nixed because of the government shutdown.
Brazil route to broader Europe trade faces regional roadblock
Brazil’s government is ready to present a proposal that would put 90% of its commerce with the European Union under a free-trade agreement, but the effort could stall on resistance from the country’s existing partners in the regional Mercosur trade bloc.
TTIP: Data is the elephant in the room
Data protection issues have been cut out of the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, but rivalry between the two trade blocs in the critical booming sector threatens to spoil any deal.
Britain leads push to convince Washington to back transatlantic free trade deal
Nick Clegg will arrive in Washington today to spearhead a British-led attempt to convince members of Congress to back an EU-US free trade agreement.
The proposed EU-US free trade agreement and the NHS
This treaty, if passed, would represent an enormous challenge to public-owned health services across Europe.
US trade officials try to curb Europe’s expectations
American trade officials said in interviews this week that trans-Atlantic trade talks should not be seen as a panacea for Europe’s economic ills, and they continue to resist the idea of including financial service regulations in the discussions.
Free trade: Bilateral and multilateral negotiations dangerous for financial regulation and taxation
Financial services — both in terms of market access and how they are regulated — are a critical issue in the EU-US FTA (TTIP) talks. Analysis from WEED and SOMO.
Transatlantic alliance to cost Turkey ‘$20 billion’
Turkey’s exclusion from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) of the US and the EU would cause 2.5 percent of its national income to melt, a recently published study shows
Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): In Brief
Report from the US Congressional Research Service on the proposed TTIP between the EU and the US
Marche citoyenne contre l’accord de libre échange négocié entre les EU et la CE dans le déni de la démocratie
Venez nombreux le 24 novembre. Il s’agira de la première mobilisation avant une longue série d’autres d’ici à 2015.
USTR hearing on TTIP
The comments submitted to and transcript of a public hearing convened by the US Trade Representative on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP) on 29-30 May 2013 are online.
Toxic trade deal: Friends of the Earth decries industry efforts to weaken regulation of chemicals associated with breast cancer, autism, infertility
Statements made at a US government hearing by the American Chemistry Council, the trade association of multinational chemical companies lobbying for the US-EU trade deal, highlight the risks to public health, report Friends of the Earth