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.

TTIP: How to Minimize Risks For Third Countries

The implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for the EU and the US have been widely discussed, but the effects of the deal on third party countries have received less attention. The risks it carries for those left out could be significant and contrary to global multilateral trade objectives. In light of these risks, TTIP should seek to be as open as possible. View

Briefing with Peter Chase (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

A joint event with Atlantische Intitiative, Aspen Institute, and Young Transatlantic Inititative featured speaker Peter Chase of the US Chamber of Commerce on the issue of TTIP and regulatory cooperation. Discussions concluded with ideas on ways to better inform the debate on TTIP, as well as insights into the differences between US and EU regulatory systems currently, such as the auditing and oversight capabilties of both trading blocs, and ways of currently measuring compliance within an industry. View

How Anti-TTIP Groups Dominate Online Media in Germany

Senior Economist at ECIPE Matthias Bauer discusses how anti-TTIP groups dominate the discussion of TTIP in the news. Bauer also notes how public opinion is, perhaps more than ever before, a matter of participation, with modern social media online barely playing a role for the traditional stakeholders of trade policy. Considering that 90 per cent of anti-TTIP online media penetration happens on Facebook and Twitter, this 'spiral of silence' should be considered when discussing public opinion. View

Possible Impacts of TTIP on Turkey

The impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US are very crucial for their economies, but it is also obvious that TTIP will impact non-members as well. If Turkey is a part of TTIP, the relationship between Turkey and the EU would be more active. On the other hand, if Turkey is excluded from TTIP, there will be negative impacts for Turkey. In this article, the possible impacts of TTIP on the Turkish economy are examined. View

Saving TTIP by Learning from NAFTA

The editorial team at recently published advice (Memo 48) gleaned from debates among the site’s participants on how political leaders could “save” the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks from failure. Each suggestion is a concession to critics that may raise public support for an eventual agreement. I am not so sure this works. I suggest an alternative approach. View

How to Save TTIP

Memo 48: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has the potential to rejuvenate a historic alliance, but also faces strong opposition fueled by mistrust. In order to raise the level of debate and increase public support for TTIP, the US, the EU and its member states should increase transparency, reform or remove the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism and stress the geostrategic benefits. View

Doha, the BRICS, and Debt are the Main Motives for TTIP

Free trade is not the central motive for TTIP; tariffs are already relatively low within the transatlantic community. But neither is deregulation the primary goal, as is feared by some. Instead, to understand the motivating forces behind TTIP, one should examine the negotiations within the context provided by factors such as the stalling of the Doha Round of WTO negotiations, the rise of the BRIC economies, and the need to create growth without increasing public debt. View

ACTA Revisited? TTIP and Data Privacy

Data privacy has become an increasingly important concern in the EU, and the defeat of ACTA showed what can happen to international agreements that arouse public suspicion. Decision makers have shown that they are aware of public concern by being more forthcoming with information and promising not to compromise data privacy in TTIP. But negotiations also present a chance to improve upon some current privacy regulation as well as potentially providing economic benefits. View

Current Promises are not Enough to Calm Concerns

There is widespread concern that TTIP will harm European food safety and environmental regulations. Unfortunately, the debate suffers from a lack of specific information and critics have not been swayed by official assurances. Therefore, negotiators should prioritize chapters relevant to this debate and release specific information as soon as possible. In addition to information about cooperation on current regulations, there is also a need for clarification on how cooperation will look moving forward. View

Twitter Highlights for the Third TTIP Theme Week

Experts from the Center for Food Safety, Notre Europe, German Council of Foreign Relations, and other institutions have joined us to discuss and offer their views about the impact that TTIP's goal of regulatory cooperation could have on food safety and the environment. Here we've collected some of our favorite and most shared tweets from over the course of the week. The discussion doesn't just happen on Twitter though, join us and the experts in the comments! 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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