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.

If you are looking for issue-specific information about TTIP, have a look at our TTIP Bibliography, which provides a categorized list of insightful articles about various topics within the TTIP debate. You can also browse through articles published on our website, categorized by the same TTIP topics: TTIP Analyses, Official Statements, Economic Projections, Geo-Strategic Arguments, Democracy and Transparency, Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), Standards and Regulatory Cooperation, Effects on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, and Miscellaneous information about TTIP.

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TTIP Bibliography

We are presenting thoughtful analyses from think tank, government and media outlets representing both positive and negative opinions on the following topics: Economic Projections, Official Statements, Geo-Strategic arguments about TTIP, the controversy over ISDS, Democracy and Transparency, Standards and Regulatory Cooperation and conflicting opinions about the effects of TTIP on SMEs. Have a look at our updated recommendations for informative articles about TTIP. View


A major issue in the TTIP debate pertains to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and whether they will really benefit from the free trade agreement or rather be overshadowed even more by large companies. Official EU and US publications insist that TTIP will reduce policy and language barriers, as well as currency risks currently impeding SMEs to export across the Atlantic. Still, issues such as rule of origin regulation pose a particularly difficult barrier to easing market accessibility for SMEs. View

TTIP: New Strategies and Hope for an Agreement

The 11th round of TTIP negotiations are underway in Miami this week. Many people on both sides of the Atlantic are hoping that this round of negotiations is more decisive than the last round, and will even bring some positivity to the TTIP debate which has been scarred by heavy criticism lately, notably in Germany, or overshadowed in the US by the TPP agreement. Here are some official statements from both sides of the Atlantic bolstering TTIP. View

TPP Completed, on to TTIP?

The new TPP and TTIP agreements are the greatest deepening OECD has ever seen. True, they deepen it in two halves, one Atlantic, one Pacific; this is because some of the socio-cultural issues are different, and it enables the inclusion of several non-OECD allies from the diverse Pacific region, laying grounds for a further OECD widening when some of these countries become socioeconomically ripe. The two agreements could nevertheless be fruitfully linked later on. View

TTIP's New Global Trade Rules May Be Bad for Development

The secretly negotiated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU, the world’s two biggest economies and leading rule-makers in international trade, is poised to reshape the global trade rules in accordance with developed countries’ priorities and raise the standards developing and emerging economies need to adhere to if they want to reap benefits from preferential access to Northern markets. This may be bad for development. View

TTIP Bibliography

Interested in thoughtful analyses on TTIP? Here are our recommendations for informative articles published within the last year or so. Learn about various TTIP Analyses and Economic Projections, read Official Statements and Geo-Strategic arguments about TTIP, and know more about the controversy over ISDS, Democracy and Transparency, Standards and Regulatory Cooperation and conflicting opinions about the effects of TTIP on SMEs. View

TTIP for Beginners

What is TTIP? A quick google search might inform you that the prospective Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the most far-reaching free trade agreement that the United States and the European Union have ever seen. TTIP is meant to open market access for businesses across the Atlantic, enhance regulatory cooperation and set international standards. TTIP was introduced as being a progressive partnership, but many skeptics on both sides of the Atlantic see it as a race to the bottom. View

TTIP: Modest Deal Now or Comprehensive Deal Never?

Dullien, Garcia, and Janning call for a limited version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to be finished now so that an agreement can be passed. For this to happen, the EU must do a better job in engaging the public about the economic benefits of an agreement, emphasizing the winners while compensating the losers, and dropping the over ambitious sections such as ISDS and areas with marked cultural differences in risk assessments. View

Can States Still Effectively Regulate With ISDS?

TTIP, TPA, ISDS, the list can go on about the various acronyms used in the trade negotiations between the EU and the US. For this #TTIPTuesday, we look at the debate surrounding the Investment State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). Focused on the issue of states’ ability to regulate after implementing an ISDS agreement, we have chosen three articles to illustrate the many sides of this debate, including an alternative proposal to ISDS put forth by the French Minister of State for Foreign Trade. View

The Chemical Industry and TTIP

The chemical industry is one of the biggest sectors of both the EU and US's economies. With hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake, it is important to analyze the potential effects of TTIP. A German chemical industry association and an environmental NGO disagree about TTIP's effects on standards.'s Katherine Shea has created this infographic to show what both sides have to say about some of TTIP's key issues. 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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