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TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


US wants quick progress on EU trade issues, officials say
Washington is pressing the European Union to speed up trade negotiations launched after the meeting between US President Donald Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
US and EU begin laying the groundwork for a trade agreement
The US State Department instructs EU embassies to source trade deliverables. The EU delegation is planning a late-August trip to Washington.
EU hopes to use prior trade negotiations in new talks with US
The EU’s reasoning is that it wouldn’t make sense to throw out all the previous work done on regulatory cooperation and start anew, EU sources said.
Guerre commerciale: États-Unis et Europe en désaccord sur l’agriculture
Bruxelles assure que l’accord scellé la semaine dernière pour éviter une guerre commerciale ne prévoit pas d’ouvrir plus largement l’accès au marché agricole européen. Mais l’administration Trump prétend le contraire. La France demande des clarifications.
Why the US and EU trade models are both bad for people and the planet
If the US and the EU follow through with their commitments, the new trade relationship would mean more fracking in the US and an attack on European standards for genetically modified organisms, chemicals and other sensitive issues.
EU-US trade truce falters on day 1 over farming
Europeans don’t want their hallowed farm sector sucked into the deal.
Trump relents on EU car tariffs, as US-China fight derails Qualcomm deal
US-EU talks would seek to eliminate trade barriers for non-automotive industrial goods, and transatlantic trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical products. Europe agreed to increase purchases of US liquefied natural gas and soybeans.
Merkel hopes for trade deal amid Trump’s tariffs threat
Angela Merkel badly wants a trade deal to prevent Trump from carrying out his threat to put 25% tariffs on car imports into the US.
Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal in Washington visit
US President Donald Trump said that European leaders were coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs.
EU Parliament questions US compliance with data privacy shield, calls for suspension
The European Parliament adopted a resolution to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, saying the US’ compliance efforts to date “fail to provide enough data protection for EU citizens.”
A globalisation for people, not business
Globalisation is in crisis because of its almost totalitarian outreach to all areas of everyday life. People feel a loss of control, because their way of life is perceived as subject to trade requests solely for the benefit of globally acting firms.
Trump’s new tariffs have effectively killed TTIP and may collapse NAFTA
China’s preferred model of free trade has already won a favoured position in developing countries vis-a-vis the US model.
Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests
British microbiologists find that American technique at heart of Brexit trade row does not kill listeria and salmonella
Italian populists post final version of gov’t "contract"
The document opposes international trade treaties such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
EU heads discuss bold-or-fold strategy toward Trump tariffs
European leaders sought unity toward threatened US import tariffs on steel and aluminium, balancing the views of those most fearful of a trade war and those determined not to be bullied into concessions.
US-UK FTA could ’destroy large parts of British farming’, report warns
A new study has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK and US free trade deal, saying it could "destroy large parts of British farming".
EU open to ’limited’ US trade deal: Top official
Malmstrom spoke just days after Washington granted Europe and other allies a one-month delay from imposing controversial tariffs on steel and aluminium, averting a trade war for now.
Germany pushes EU trade deal with US in tariffs row as trade war looms
Germany is pushing a watered-down version of the EU’s Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in a desperate last-ditch attempt to head of a looming trade war between the bloc and Donald Trump’s United States.
EU plans to pitch trade bargain to Trump
Deal would feature lower tariffs on US cars, access to government bidding for Europe, and joint action on China
How free trade hypocrisies are hurting our world
Rich countries have made our current trade rules and made sure that these rules suit their needs, providing few means for people in poor countries to protect themselves from aggressive export policies.