RIA Novosti quotes Atlantic Council managing editor of TTIP Action Garrett Workman on Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:

Garrett Workman, an economist with the US-based think tank the Atlantic Council, said bespoke trade zones are evolving because of failures to negotiate a global framework through the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks. “While Russia pushes its Eurasian Union across Eastern Europe and China tests the water with its Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership —TTIP goes much further, aiming to take away behind the border barriers to trade like regulatory process differences and testing mechanisms,” he told RIA Novosti.

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