This blog was first published by the ProgressiveEconomy andnis repeated here
TPP: A View from Europe
Why Europe is Watching Closely
by Kathryn Hauser
March 16, 2016
As American and European negotiators met last month in Brussels for the 12
round of US-EU trade talks, known as the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (TTIP), many Europeans were looking east - to the
recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - for clues about
the future of global trade and the impact of TPP on Europe.
A New Year, a New Push for TTIP
by Kathryn Hauser, Managing Partner
Policy Connections International, LLC
February 3, 2016
What a difference a New Year
Now that American trade
negotiators have completed the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations (TPP),
more resources and energy can be put to resolving the thorny issues that plague
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations (TTIP) with the
European Union. Ambassador Froman has
rightly given a positive nod and encouragement to his team to quicken the pace
with additional meetings of negotiating teams taking place between the formal
Kathryn Hauser is in Europe this week, sharing her U.S.-EU trade policy insights and hearing views from the other side of the pond. Today's stop: beautiful Bordeaux. Here's an announcement from the Dec. 3 edition of the region's main economic newspaper,La Tribune Objectif Aquitaine:
Libre-échange : 2 experts américains en visite à Bordeaux
Aujourd'hui et demain matin, deux experts américains de l'accord de libre-échange entre l'Europe et les Etats-Unis répondent à l'invitation de Thomas Wolf, le consul des Etats-Unis à Bordeaux.
Focus on the “M” in SMEs
November 24, 2014
As the United
States and European Union continue negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (T-TIP), priority is being given to the impact of an
agreement on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Indeed, an entire chapter of the T-TIP
negotiating text is devoted to the particular challenges that American and
European SMEs face in navigating the maze of regulations and obstacles to trade
across the Atlantic.
Resetting the T-TIP: Three Points for
It’s great news
that USTR Michael Froman and the new EU trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmström
have agreed to meet in mid-December to evaluate progress on T-TIP and “reset”
the direction of these important talks.
As they prepare for their first face-to-face meeting, I suggest three
important issues for reflection.
1. History offers some perspective: The
The T-TIP Negotiators’ Challenge:“How’s that T-TIP
Thing Workin’ for Ya?”
by Kathryn Hauser
October 28, 2014
well-known American TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw has a line he often uses
with guests to snap them out of delusional thinking and back to reality: “So,
how’s that workin’ for ya?” This is the
question we need to put to American and European negotiators who have now
completed seven rounds of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and have precious little to show for their
Trade negotiators from the United States and the European
Union just met in Washington last week for the seventh round of negotiations on
the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). I participated in the so-called Stakeholder
Consultation that the two negotiating teams had arranged for -- and came away
with the sense that the negotiators have lost their way.
who has long been involved in, and advocated for, an intensifying transatlantic
business relationship, I do not say this lightly.
Making Sense of
Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation
Managing Partner, Policy Connections International, LLC
Cooperation is one of the key issues for negotiation under the Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
Now that the American and European Union trade negotiators have
completed their fourth round of face-to-face talks, it is a good time to step
back and assess where things stand on this broad and complex issue.
Large and small
businesses on both sides of the Atlantic agree that the most serious barriers
to transatlantic commerce are the divergent ways of regulating markets for both
goods and services.
Like Alice’s step through the looking glass, Russia’s use of force to dismember Ukraine is a disorienting event, from the perspective of a generation of post-Soviet East-West engagement. Within the next decade, Russia itself may be surprisingly challenged by the re-casting of international relations that it has set in motion, not least because of the new economics of global energy.
U.S.-Russia trade statistics provide a window on the new landscape. It appears that Russia may already be feeling some negative repercussions from the U.