05 May 2014

Communication of the results of the TTIP economic impact assessment

Dear Commissioner De Gucht,
The possible effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently un-der negotiation are an important matter for public debate. It is essential that the expected conse-quences of an agreement are communicated clearly and in easily understandable language to Europe’s citizens to enable and encourage this debate. People need to be well informed about the range of possible outcomes. more

24 March 2014

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership-TTIP, A Civil Society Response to the Big Pharma wish list

Secret negotiations give Big Pharma a unique chance to push its agenda.
The European Union is currently negotiating a trade agreement with the United States,
the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Like many contemporary trade
agreements, the TTIP is expected to have little to do with tariffs, the traditional focus of
trade agreements. Instead, the US and the EU want to address non-tariff regulatory
measures affecting EU-US trade, including setting standards and legal frameworks for
technical regulations, intellectual property rights, and investment protection measures. more

15 March 2014

Financial services in TTIP?

"Corporations everywhere may well agree
that getting rid of regulations would
be good for corporate profits. Trade
negotiators might be persuaded that these
trade agreements would be good for trade
and corporate profits. But there would be
some big losers — namely, the rest of us." more

03 March 2014

Tthe Commission Funded CEPR Impact Assessemnt for TTIP

An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement
could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year)
and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income
each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US. more

03 March 2014

TTIP, G20 and SDGs: Using International Policy Processes as Entry Points for Reform of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the EU and the USA

Phasing out fossil fuels on both sides of the Atlantic would:
•create stronger price signals in favour of energy efficiency and low-carbon innovation;
•internalise at least some of the costs of FFS and thus reduce market distortions;
•bring about a shift towards low-carbon energy and thus boost employment in the renewable energy sector;
•bring about GHG emissions reductions in the US and the EU;
•could contribute to reducing budget deficits with the least possible negative impact on growth and employment. more

21 February 2014

Promises and Perils of the TTIP

TTIP affects a broad range of issues, from energy to the environment, and intellectual property rights to labor rights. The agreement could also have a significant impact on the evolution of agricultural markets and food systems in the U.S. and EU. Unfortunately, little concrete information is known about the content of the TTIP proposals, since the governments involved have stated that they will not publish draft text more

25 December 2013

Investor-state Dispute Settlement under TTIP - a Risk for Environmental Regulation?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could include rules on investment protection, including so called investor- state dispute settlement (ISDS). The EU Commission’s negotiating mandate for TTIP and the US model bilateral investment treaty both indicate a preference for including ISDS in TTIP. more

02 September 2013

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Economic Analysis Explained

The Commission’s assessment of the likely benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
(TTIP) is based on analysis carried out by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a leading
independent pan-European economic research organization. Given the significance of TTIP, this analysis
has been widely discussed in policy debates, in the press, on social media. The material provided in this
document attempts to answer some of the questions that have been raised in those contexts. more

17 June 2013

Directives for the negotiation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States of America

Delegations will find attached the directives for the negotiation on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States of America, as adopted
at the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 14 June 2013. more

12 March 2013

Impact Assessment Report on the Future of EU-US Trade Relations

Accompanying the document
Recommendation for a Council Decision
authorising the opening of negotiations on a comprehensive trade and investment
agreement, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, between the
European Union and the United States of America. more