TRADE in ACTION

  • TTIP & Trade Action - December 2

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    Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström speaks at a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council on November 27. (Photo Credit: The European Union)

    TTIP Graphic of the Week

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    This graphic by the European Commission's TTIP Team clearly
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  • TTIP & Trade Action - December 2

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    Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström speaks at a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council on November 27. (Photo Credit: The European Union)
     

    TTIP Graphic of the Week

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    This graphic by the European Commission's TTIP Team clearly indicates the challenges European SMEs are currently facing in exporting to the united States and highlights the gains for small companies in TTIP. 

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  • TTIP & Trade Action - November 25

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    President Obama prepares to pardon a turkey during last year's pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony. (Photo Credit: The White House) 

    Want to know more about the whole process behind the Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony? Then we recommend this interesting National Public Radio article


    This Week's Highlights


    The TTIPAction Team wishes You and Your Families a Happy
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  • TTIP & Trade Action - November 18

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    The Leaders of the G20 met in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015 to determine further collective actions towards achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth globally. To read more about the G20, and the outcome of the recent meetings, click here

    Speeches and Official Announcements

    European Commission Releases Finalized Proposal for an Investment Court System

    Last Thursday, the European Commission released a final proposal for a new investment court system. The proposal is intended to provide clear rules that protect the ability of member
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  • TTIP & Trade Action - November 11



    EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström speaks last Friday about the Commission's new sustainable development proposal for TTIP. (Photo Credit: European Commission Audiovisual Service)


    The TTIP Timeline

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    The next round of negotiations will be at the beginning of
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  • TTIP & Trade Action - November 4

    "After 11 rounds of TTIP negotiations, this is the state of play of all available documents." (Photo credit: EU Commission TTIP Team)


    This Week's Trade Highlights

    On the US side, this week is dominated by a number of issues:

    -This morning's release of the long-awaited TPP text

    - The 22nd round of negotiations for a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States

    - Concerns over the fate of the US-EU Safe Harbor framework after its invalidation by the European Court     of Justice in October

    - The potential revival of the Export-Import Bank...

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  • TTIP & Trade Action - October 28

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    US Chief Negotiator Dan Mullaney and EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero shake hands after the completion of the 11th round of TTIP negotiations last week in Miami. (Photo credit: United States Mission to the European Union)

    This Week's Trade Highlights

    Looking at last week's 11th round of TTIP negotiations in Miami, here are the key takeaways:

    - The negotiators exchanged revised market access offers. After this round of negotiations, 97 percent of tariff lines are agreed to be eliminated on both sides, with the remaining 3 percent left for the final stages of the...

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  • TTIP & Trade Action - October 21

    Civil Society DialogueEuropean Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom speaks with a variety of leaders from trade unions, business associations, nonprofit groups, and other civil society organizations at an open dialogue to discuss the European Commission's Trade for All strategy earlier this week. (Photo credit: European Commission)

    This Week's Trade Highlights

    It's TTIP Week! 
    This week, representatives from both sides of the Atlantic meet in Miami, Florida, for the 11th round of TTIP negotiations since talks started in 2013.  Representatives from the European Union, led by Ignacio Garcia Bercero (on behalf of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström) and a team from US Trade Representative Michael...

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  • TTIP Action - October 14

    Froman and Delaware Senators_2United States Trade Representative Michael Froman speaks with Senators Carper and Coons of Delaware during a visit to highlight the benefits of the TPP for Delaware businesses. (Photo credit: Office of the US Trade Representative)

    This Week's Trade Highlights

    This week’s news on TTIP was dominated by Saturday’s anti-TTIP protests in Germany, overshadowing the European Union’s free trade negotiations with Tunisia on Tuesday. In an interview with a German newspaper prior to the protests, German vice
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  • TTIP Action - October 7

    TPP Ministers_2United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and the other 11 ministers from the TPP countries pose for a photo after completing negotiations for the Transpacific Partnership on October 5 in Atlanta. (Picture: Office of the United States Trade Representative)


    This Week's Trade Highlights

    October has started out as a good month for trade:

    The United States concluded TPP negotiations with Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim economies after years of negotiations on
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