The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a prospective EU-US economic cooperation, still in ongoing negotiations. Similar to our former TTIP projects, this review is meant to provide all interested citizens with diverse information about the benefits, challenges, myths and facts surrounding the proposed partnership. The project is supported financially by the US Embassy in Berlin. Please see our TTIP Governance Rules regarding our editorial independence.

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Our last TTIP project concluded with the report How to Save TTIP and the Atlantic Memo 48.

Rough Road Ahead for TTIP, but not Because of Leak

Andreas Dür and Rodrigo Polanco explain how the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) became so unpopular. Recently, Greenpeace leaked 248 pages of classified documents from the negotiations. ResearchGate interviewed two researchers, who explain how groups like Greenpeace are shaping the discussion surrounding the agreement, and debate whether the deal still has a chance. View

Could TTIP Discourage Brexit?

Three years ago, during the G-8 Summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron called TTIP a "once-in-a-generation prize". Today, the negotiation of the TTIP is being called into question by the British referendum and a potential Brexit from the EU. The main question is whether Britain could allow itself to lose its trade competitiveness by exiting the common European market at a time when domestic economic growth rates are in decline? View

The Implications of TPP for TTIP

Given the discriminative nature of the TPP on non-participants, the signing of the agreement on February 4, 2016 will augment pressure on the EU to accelerate their own path to finalizing a transatlantic trade deal. Notwithstanding the strong opposition to the TTIP, negotiations are poised to produce an ambitious deal in line with US preferences and allow the EU to consolidate its leading position within global markets thereby reducing the potential pernicious effects of TPP. View

TTIP from a Liberal Perspective

The European Liberal Forum invited’s editor Jörg Wolf to Helsinki to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. He argued that TTIP is more important for geo-strategic than for economic reasons. A modest TTIP agreement that gets ratified soon is better than long negotiations for a comprehensive agreement that might never get ratified. More information and transparency will not convince TTIP opponents to change their mind. View

Labeling Israel: The Power of Grandstanding

The European Union is righteous but hypocritical to decide that goods produced in Israeli settlements occupied since 1967 no longer be labeled “Made in Israel” or “Product of Israel.” This will not help Palestinians, many of them work for settlement businesses. As the EU is negotiating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, this signals that Europe sees trade as an avenue for meaningless political posturing. View

Big Claims, Little Support: Finding Flaws in Capaldo's Doomsday Predictions for TTIP

Several economic studies conclude with positive predictions for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, with the growth benefits depending on the level of integration. One study, however, assumes that TTIP will lead to a contraction of GDP, job losses for 600.000 EU citizens, a loss of labor income and government revenue as well as an “increase in financial instability and a continuing downward trend in the labor share of GDP”. View

How TTIP Could Become a Game-Changer for SMEs

Lena Muxfeldt and Matthias Goetz respond to our recent article about SMEs. "With the outcome of the negotiations still open, we argue that TTIP still has the potential to become a "real deal" for SMEs. However, TTIP benefits for SMEs will not happen without innovative solutions for rules of origin, real progress on custom facilitations and new communications channels between negotiators and the SME community." View

TTIP, Farming and Food

There is a very real risk that TTIP will only benefit big agriculture and thus will be detrimental to the viability of smaller farms. One of the conclusions from a recent European Policy Conference was that agriculture should be excluded from TTIP. There are many proponents of this view on both sides of the Atlantic with strong arguments about the negative effects of TTIP, saying that the agreement will trade away good food and good farming. View

Transatlantic Energy Plan Crucial For Tackling Climate Change

The European Union and United States have an opportunity to formulate a cohesive climate policy at the UN Climate Summit that could vastly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Presently, the Obama Administration and the European Commission contain both the political will and resources to implement a shift towards renewable energy technologies. This could yield a systematic divestment from fossil fuels, particularly crude oil, but this may not be enough. View

A Modest TTIP Deal Not an Option for the US

A modest TTIP deal does not seem to be a plausible option for the US. Firstly, it will provide limited value added for the US, while the prospects of upgrading it to a more ambitious agreement once it has been passed look infeasible. Furthermore, a modest deal will set a wrong precedent and will signal potential US RTA partners that it will compromise on issues it has been pushing for ever since the NAFTA negotiations. This would contradict the trade policy the US has been pursuing for the last quarter century. View
TTIP Events in Germany

Februar 2016

TTIP Strategie- und Aktionskonferenz", TTIP Unfairhandelbar, 26.-27. Februar 2016. Kassel

Chancen und Potenziale des Freihandelsabkommens mit den USA", Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft, 29. Februar 2016. Passau

März 2016

TTIP und EPAS: Auswirkungen des Freihandels für Subsahara-Afrika", Colloquium Dritte Welt, Volkshochschule, 1. März. Osnabrück

TTIP - Gefahr oder Chance für Deutschland", CDU Lichtenrade, 10. März. Berlin

April 2016

Faktencheck TTIP – Berlin", Handelsblatt Konferenz, 3.-6. April. Berlin

Hannover Messe - USA Partnerland", Besuch von US Präsident Obama, 25.-29. April 2016. Hannover


More events on our German website „Deutschlands Agenda"

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