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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Transparency is Key to a Successful TTIP

The sheer scale of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) calls for transparent negotiations in order to be fair. If concluded successfully, TTIP has the ability to play a significant role in the mapping of global trade in the future. As such, many commentators have sought the disclosure of negotiations in order to allow for proper debate in the public forum. How important is the issue of transparency to the conclusion of the trade talks? View

TTIP in a Global Context

Since Obama's declaration of US support in his 2013 State of the Union Address, planning for a transatlantic free trade agreement has been underway and July 8-12 brought the first round of negotiations. Think tanks and academics alike are holding both the theoretical notions and technical specifics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under scrutiny. The partnership has been reviewed in terms of impact on nationals individually, as well as in global economic context. View

TTIP: Not Like Any Other Regional Free Trade Agreement

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the latest attempt at a comprehensive trade agreement between the two economic powerhouses of the EU and the US. As more details emerge, it is becoming ever clearer that these negotiations will have far more reaching implications than the two regions involved. To what extent will the partnership affect multilateral relations, from which the EU has benefited so much, and how is it being received across the world? View

Trade Imbalance: Juggling the Needs of Investors and the Public Interest in TTIP

US and EU negotiators should reconsider the investment provisions in the trans-Atlantic trade agreement (TTIP) so as to make it clear that firms should not be allowed to challenge budgetary or regulatory decisions as expropriations. Investors should rely on domestic courts rather than arbitral bodies to challenge what they see as expropriations and to receive compensation, and disputes should be made public. View

Transatlantic Free Trade Area Gains International Attention

In our new ‘Press Commentary' feature, will provide a review of press coverage on important transatlantic topics and events prevalent in the news. We will aggregate quotes from newspapers, think tanks, and blogs that provide a variety of views and opinions. This week, we will focus on President Barack Obama's commitment to talks on a new transatlantic free trade agreement, made in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. View

The Time has Come for an Atlantic Internal Market

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle argues in this article for, "There is no doubt that European-American relations have improved in the past four years. Our coordination and cooperation have grown even closer. Nonetheless, in the face of a pressing need for reform, both Europe and the US have become more inward-looking in their economic and financial policy than is good for us in a rapidly changing world." 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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