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
the Season for Gastronomic Indulgence -- and some associated thoughts on
Geographical Indications. This is a
trade policy menu item that causes considerable indigestion, but it can’t be left
behind on the plate if there is to be a transatlantic free trade accord.
gatherings among our family and friends have become epicurean tours du monde. Not only do they include traditional American
fare, but also meats, cheeses, wines and spirits from just about
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