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What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?
 
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The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US - and is anything but harmless. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by international campaigning organisation Attac, sets out the problems with the deal in a really clear, informative way. More Information: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/05/15/secret-eu-us-trade-deal/ , http://www.attac.org/en/node/16244 . Director, Drawings: Stiftfilm / Jonas Kramer http://jonaskramer.de/stiftfilm Subscribe & support: http://smarturl.it/38DegreesSubscribe 38 Degrees is one of the UK's biggest campaigning communities, with over 2.5 million members. We share a desire for a more progressive, fairer, better society and come together to decide which issues we campaign on and the actions we‘ll take to help us achieve that. Connect with us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peoplepowerchange Twitter: https://twitter.com/38_degrees
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TTIP Explained: Understanding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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"TTIP Explained" The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a far reaching US-EU trade deal. As the public debate begins on the merits of TTIP this video tries to give an overview. There are opportunities and risks that will emerge as TTIP goes ahead so it's important for you to engage, assess, question and identify the right opportunities and challenges from the TTIP. Some of the key points the video address are: - What is the US-EU trade deal known as TTIP? - What are the benefits TTIP it will bring and what are the risks? - What are the opportunities TTIP presents for SMEs - Will TTIP help and protect EU and US citizens About the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) The US and EU are the largest and wealthiest markets in the world and transatlantic trade between them is the single most important trading relationship in the world. Transatlantic markets account for approximately 54% of global GDP and transatlantic trade accounts for a third of global trade. TTIP is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the US and the EU. The advantages the TTIP will bring are enormous and include transatlantic: - Easier market access for American and European companies - Regulatory cooperation between America and Europe - Multilateral rules and legislation cooperation But it is not without risk and opponents to TTIP argue it will mean a lowering of standards and regulations. There will be an increase in competition as protective barriers to trade and investment are removed. Companies should increasingly engage in assessing, questioning and identifying the tangible and attainable benefits, as well as the risks, of TTIP. Companies that do not address TTIP will lose out. A good understanding of, and preparation for, TTIP will enable companies to leverage the opportunities to their benefit. Implementation will be soon, starting Q1.2015. For more details download the free TTIP whitepaper http://info.ibtpartners.com/your-ttip-whitepaper/. About IBT Partners Since 2002 IBT Partners http://www.ibtpartners.com/ has helped hundreds of American and European companies develop their transatlantic trade and exports. We understand the problems of international business that companies face and we deliver solutions to help them succeed. For more information see: http://www.ibtpartners.com/en/about-us/ IBT Partners' wealth of knowledge and experience has been acquired working with companies managing international business and trade challenges. We are pleased to share this with you and hope that you enjoy the TTIP video. IBT Partners have offices in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Video inspired by Andras Baneth ( @andrasbaneth ) of the Public Affairs Council's European office.
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TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) -  A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing
 
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THE OBAMA/CLINTON CORPORATE JUGGERNAUT - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, with the aim of promoting trade and multilateral economic growth. The American government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement is under ongoing negotiations and its main three broad areas are: market access; specific regulation; and broader rules and principles and modes of co-operation. The negotiations were planned to be finalized by the end of 2014, but will not be finished until 2019 or 2020, according to economist Hosuk Lee-Makiyama. The contents of the competing proposals as well as of the reports on TTIP negotiations are classified from the public, but after a proposed draft was leaked in March 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a limited set of clauses and in January 2015 published parts of an overview; and subsequently increased security over its secrecy. The European Commission says that the TTIP would boost the EU's economy by €120 billion, the US economy by €90 billion and the rest of the world by €100 billion. According to Foreign Affairs, TTIP aims to "liberalize one-third of global trade" that, they argue, would create millions of new paid jobs.However, a Guardian article by Dean Baker of the US thinktank Center for Economic and Policy Research argued that the economic benefits per household would be relatively small, and according to a European Parliament report, impacts on labour conditions range from job gains to job losses, depending on economic model and assumptions used for predictions. The controversial agreement has been criticized and opposed by unions, charities, NGOs and environmentalists, particularly in Europe. The Independent describes the range of negative impacts as "reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations", or more critically as an "assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations"; and The Guardian noted the criticism of TTIP's "undemocratic nature of the closed-door talks", "influence of powerful lobbyists", and TTIP's potential ability to "undermine the democratic authority of local government". An EU direct democracy mechanism, the European Citizens' Initiative, which enables EU citizens to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act, acquired over 3.2 million signatures against TTIP and CETA within a year. Hillary Clinton Called TPP The 'Gold Standard In Trade Agreements' -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "EXPOSING: Roman Curia (Catholic Church) And Global Pedophila Networks" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxGgRSRDuRM -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement
 
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"Highly protectionist" and "for the benefit of private powers". America's foremost intellectual, Noam Chomsky, on why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not a free trade agreement.
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EU - US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership explained
 
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This is a video explanation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is a major agenda item at the EU-US Summit in Brussels on March 26, 2014
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What is TTIP? Everything you need to know about the 'super sexy' trade acronym | Guardian Explainers
 
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for Small & Medium Enterprises
 
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17/03/14. Conferencia 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for Small & Medium Enterprises: A World of Opportunity', a cargo de Sharon T. Freeman. La misma se enmarcó en el ciclo 'Acuerdo Transatlántico'. Invitada: -Sharon T. Freeman, President and CEO, All American Small Business Exporters Association. Comentaron: -Álvaro Schweinfurth, director adjunto del Departamento de Política Exterior y relaciones Multilaterales de la CEOE. -Antonio Millán, subdirector general adjunto de Relaciones Exteriores y Asuntos Comerciales, Secretaria de Estado para la UE del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación. -Miguel Esteban, socio fundador de Intelligence Partner. Moderó: -Rodrigo Campos, Director de Programación de Casa de América. Contenido bajo licencia Creative Commons "Atribución- no Comercial-SinDerivadas 2.0 Genérica"
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Barroso on US surveillance of the EU and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-660_en.htm At the press conference after the Berlin Round Table on Youth Employment on 3 July 2013 and following a short coordination meeting among participants President Barroso answered a question of a journalist on the impact of the alleged U.S. surveillance of the EU on the start of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
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The Trouble With TTIP
 
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A documentary about the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade talks being held between the European Union and the United States of America. Source: https://vimeo.com/channels/thetroublewithttip Published with permission of the producer Stephen Morris. Also see http://tiny.cc/stopttip
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Karel De Gucht on EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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About the Speech: The launch of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was announced in February 2013 by U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. This decision was based on the recommendations of the U.S.-EU High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, which was co-chaired by European Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht. As the Irish Presidency works to reach agreement among EU Member States on a European negotiating mandate for the transatlantic talks, Commissioner De Gucht discussed his efforts to foster more transatlantic trade and will share his insights on the forthcoming negotiations between the EU and the United States. About the Speaker: Karel De Gucht has been the European Commissioner for Trade since 2010. Previously he was European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid. In his native Belgium he has served as Deputy Prime Minister (2008-09), Minister for International Trade (2007-09), and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs (2004-09). He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1980 to 1994. Commissioner De Gucht is a lawyer by profession and served as a Professor in European Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - Video for Bertelsmann Stiftung
 
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An international conference to discuss TTIP commercial agreement between EU and US - Rome 2014
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Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP), just a free trade agreement?
 
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Do we want the Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP)? *Today on The Janssen Report (#47):* This week the US and EU restarted their trade talks concerning the highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, also known as the TTIP. Do we really want this so-called free trade agreement? Is it really just a free trade agreement or is there more to it? Many politicians, but mostly citizens, are worried about this pact. The treaty is surrounded with secrecy and not even the highest ranking politicans who will be responsible for signing the deal are not allowed to see the entire agreement. That just does not make sense if this is merely a free trade agreement. On WikiLeaks you can find transcripts of the TPP (Transpacific Partnership) and especially the one on Intellectual Property has far stretching implications for international business. Most specialists seem to agree that the benefits for the economies of the US and EU will be very limited, whereas the rights of the global corporations will be extended. One particular mind-boggling implication is the following: if a nation creates laws that go against the treaty, corporations are allowed to sue the government for any losses they might suffer as a consequence. When did corporations' rights start superseding those of nations and citizens? Who in a democratic world would vote 'yes' to this? Have a look at some of the coverage in the media: - BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27443140 - RT: http://rt.com/op-edge/159428-ttip-benefit-industries-not-countries/ - WikiLeaks (TPP): https://wikileaks.org/tpp/ I used to be a fan of integration and I voted in favor of the European Union years ago. However, since I have been doing my research I have lost faith in the good intentions of the people orchestrating all of this. Let's keep our eyes on the ball, people. Cheers, Marco Janssen The Janssen Report
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Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Negotiations
 
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Assistant United States Trade Representative Dan Mullaney briefs the press on the close of the ninth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations at the Foreign Press Center in New York, New York on April 24, 2015. A transcript is available at http://fpc.state.gov/241092.htm.
The Prospects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Business forum presentation by Patrick Reed at the European Union Studies Center at The Graduate Center on October 24, 2013. This presentation is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Union Delegation to the United States. Patrick C. Reed is an international trade lawyer with the law firm of Simons & Wiskin and a Fellow at the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, Cith University of New York. His research and publications explore issues of customs and international trade law and policy, including the jurisdiction and case law of the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, and the World Trade Organization. During the past ten years, Mr. Reed has been a leader of a bar association project advocating the expansion and modernization of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade. He served as president of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association from 2008 to 2010. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Columbia Law School and also holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, with concentrations in international law and international economic relations.
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TTIP: What the US-EU trade deal means for your food - BBC News
 
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What will the proposed EU-US free trade deal mean for the food on your plate? The European Parliament will vote on priorities for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on Wednesday. BBC News explains what's at stake for your steak. Video journalist: Mohamed Madi
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Jeremy Corbyn on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Jeremy Corbyn on 15 January 2015 in the House of Commons. He asks "why there is secrecy surrounding the negotiations. Is it because there are ante-rooms on either side of the Atlantic stuffed full of highly effective corporate lobbyists doing their best to develop their own interests? Should we not instead be demanding a free trade agreement that narrows the gap between the rich and the poor, that protects the advance of public services such as the national health service, that fundamentally protects food production, and that ensures that the best standards become the universal standards, rather than engaging in a race to the bottom that results in the worst standards becoming the norm on both sides of the Atlantic?"
TTIP - Why we have to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | Owen Jones talks...
 
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TTIP is a threat to our democracy and to our sovereignty. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will give big businesses the same rights as nation states and allow them to sue elected governments in secret courts if they implement policies that affect their profits. It's a clash between democracy and a small, unelected elite of powerful business people at the top of society. TTIP is being debated in the European Parliament this week, with a vote Friday 12 June. We have to take action, so write to your representative and tell them to vote no to TTIP. More videos ► http://is.gd/OJvideos Useful links: My column on TTIP ► http://is.gd/OwenJonesTTIP1 George Monbiot on TTIP ► http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP1 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP2 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP3 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP4 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP5 The Guardian on TTIP ► http://is.gd/guardianTTIP 38 Degrees ► https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/ttip_home Write to them ► https://www.writetothem.com/ You can also follow people like George Monbiot and Glyn Moody on Twitter, journalists who have a lot to say about TTIP.
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What is TTIP? for UPSC IAS
 
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President Obama Makes a Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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President Obama makes a statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. June 17, 2013.
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Concerns on the investment chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Lori Wallach isn't watching you, she's too busy with keeping an eye on Trade and Investment Agreements. In this short interview she is highlighting the threats of an investment chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The EU and the USA started the first round of negotiations in June 2013. Investment treaties create an outrageous system of extra juridical regulation - giving privileges and rights just to one party: foreign investors. Lots existing investor-to-state disputes clearly reveal that public policies are under attack! Fracking could be pushed through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTmw0UvsEXU.
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Webinar - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Expert guest speaker Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO at Trans-Atlantic Business Council presents on the ongoing US and EU negotiations. Addressing market access, tariffs, rules and regulations. Making it easier, fairer and less costly to export, import and invest. Insights and opportunities: TTIP: the state of the negotiations A U.S. perspective An EU perspective The sticking points Benefits for SMEs (both U.S. and EU) Transparency The controversy (public opinion) The end game (negotiations, politics and implementation) Meet the experts: Tim Bennett Director-General/CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) Tim has served as Director-General/CEO of the TABC since the group was launched on January 1, 2013, following the merger of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) and the European American Business Council (EABC). The TABC is a 70+ member company organization with offices in Washington, DC, and Brussels which provides substantive input to EU and US negotiators to assist the timely negotiation of the TTIP, a comprehensive economic agreement aimed at further liberalizing trade and investment and promoting greater regulatory convergence between the EU and US. Susanna Hardy Managing Director EU, ibt partners Susanna heads up operations in Europe, focusing on helping companies use the internet and the ibt partners’ Online Internationally range of services to develop their businesses globally. Susanna brings her expertise in international business development and marketing to the ibt partners’ team and has worked with a wide spectrum of companies to reach, develop and succeed in export markets. Susanna has spent her career developing international businesses for companies. Having worked and resided in North America and Europe, Susanna is multilingual in English, French and German. Her global mind-set as well as practical experience helps her understand the needs and ambitions of businesses looking to expand internationally.
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
 
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Watch this video to learn about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) between the US and the EU. How do these two countries negotiate trade agreements? Why was T-TIP created? What does this partnership hope to accomplish? Watch and find out!
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AVN | US & EU Merger - TransAtlantic Trade & Investment Partnership - Watch This!
 
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AmericasVoiceNow.org | facebook.com/AmericasVoiceNow Another secret treaty being negotiated to hand American Sovereignty over to the UN and the European Union. A true disaster for America. Block this with every fiber of your being.
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Hearing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Hearing on "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its implications for social rights, public health and sustainable development", in the context of the report prepared by Geraint Davies (United Kingdom, SOC), with the participation of: • Sam Fowles, Researcher in International Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, visiting lecturer in Trade Law at the University of London Institute in Paris • Juergen Knirsch, Trade Policy Advisor, Greenpeace (Germany)
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): City, University of London
 
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Dr Elaine Fahey is Reader and Associate Dean (International) at The City Law School. Dr Elaine Fahey's research interests are EU law, Global Governance, the EU’s AFSJ, post-national rule-making, security, crime and criminalisation. To find out more about City’s postgraduate Law courses visit https://www.city.ac.uk/law
Anonymous  - The abolition of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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WikiLeaks is raising €100,000 reward for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 'TTIP'
 
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Pledge today! Go to wikileaks.org/ttip-reward. Tell your friends #LeakTTIP Audio Processing: Steve Martin Music credits: "Departure" Mello D "The Complex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... "Anguish" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Black Vortex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Energy Trade in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Energy experts discuss how the proposed TTIP could expand fossil fuel exports from the U.S. to the EU, increase the EU's reliance on fossil fuel imports, limit the ability of governments to set the terms of energy policy, and restrict the development of localized renewable energy programs.
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Press Conference Following Third Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Talks
 
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Chief Negotiators, Dan Mullaney and Ignacio Garcia Bercero Hold a Press Conference Following the Third Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Talks at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 2013. A text transcript can be found at: http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/December/TTIP-Third-Round-Press-Conference-transcript.
Jeremy Corbyn - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated largely in secret by EU and US officials. People are rightly concerned that it could open up public services to further privatisation. Others are concerned about potential watering down of consumer rights, food safety standards, rights at work or environmental protections and about the facility for corporations to sue national governments if regulations impinged on their profits. So, as the deal stands, I give this pledge - Labour would reject TTIP and veto it in government.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership The great con ,
 
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Footage, filmed in London, UK of a protest against the controversial proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). and the sister agreement disguised as CETA which affects trade in Canada The video includes interviews with protesters and campaigners who give their reasons as to why they think the proposed trade agreements CETA and TTIP are bad for normal people. TTIP is a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, with people in favour of the treaty arguing that it will give free trade a boost as well as creating more jobs. ‹ see less protest at the the business skills centre , Against TTIP, the secretive maneuvering by corporate business , the demonstrators gathered to oppose the secret trade deal that is overturning democracy to the corporations. Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, activist against the the trade deals spoke in front of Canada house
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The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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In July the United States and the European Union officially launched negotiations of a transatlantic free trade agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. These negotiations aim to harness the world's two largest economies by eliminating tariffs, easing foreign direct investment, and addressing regulatory differences. It has the potential to be the most valuable bilateral trade agreement in the world, but there are a number of political, legal and administrative challenges to realizing its full potential. Because of the economic importance of the U.S. and EU and because the negotiations have the explicit ambition of setting global standards, these talks have global implications. This talk will provide an overview of the negotiations focusing on both parties' ambitions, identifying likely challenges, and highlighting the distinctive politics that characterize the talks.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Renewed
 
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Negotiation of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union began in July 2013, but has been overshadowed by the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia" embodied by Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. After the collapse of the Doha Round, fiscal and monetary sharply divided Europe, and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan seemed to mark the end of the Transatlantic moment. Less than a year later, TTIP has taken on new importance in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Crimea in response to a popular uprising by Ukrainians who wanted closer economic ties with the European Union and North America. Renewed transatlantic ties -- economic, political and military -- are seen in Washington as an essential expression of 21st century solidarity in response to Moscow's 19th century aggression. Yet concluding a TTIP agreement will require political will and concerted efforts by leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. What is the near term outlook for TTIP? What roadblocks does the agreement face? What benefits could it bring to the US and the EU? To analyze these questions, Hudson Institute assembled a panel of leading experts featuring the Honorable Bruno Maçães, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Rod Hunter, Senior Vice President, International Affairs at PhRMA, Tom Duesterberg, Director of the Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute, and Jeff Gedmin, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University. Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute, provided welcoming remarks and the panel was moderated by Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.
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The Dispute Over the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement | People and Politics
 
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The German public is none too keen on the plans for the "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" (TTIP) between the US and the EU - but the government is digging in its heels. Berlin hopes it will lead to international standardization, and help ease trade restrictions. More: http://www.dw.de/people-and-politics-the-political-magazine-2014-05-01/e-17555783-9798
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TTIP transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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TTIP transatlantic agreement free trade agreement patto di libero scambio USA EU Luglio 2013Unione politica economica EU USA NWO nuovo ordine mondiale governo globale global governance global government
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TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership - secret EU/US legal merger
 
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Stop TTIP - secret EU/US corporate legal merger to smash democracy TTIP: An economic NATO in formation ASLI AY http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=449&nID=72332&NewsCatID=396 Trade liberalization continues to be the lowest-hanging fruit that can boost global economic expansion. The United States, having committed to finalizing two major trade agreements in parallel – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 12 Pacific nations – sits squarely in the center of this opportunity. While the TPP is largely driven by America’s desire to expand its ties to fast-growing Asia and give assurances to Pacific nations against real and perceived security threats from China, with the TTIP, the U.S. aspires to create a deeply integrated transatlantic market composed of the 28 EU member countries and the U.S. The TTIP is the economic NATO. The TTIP is the new frontier in trade liberalization, an effort to write the new global trade constitution, a blueprint for deep integration trade agreements for the 21st century. The question is: How can Turkey be included in the TTIP? When the U.S. and the EU launched the TTIP negotiations, Turkey requested a seat at the table, as per its rights as a country with a Customs Union with the EU. This request was duly rejected by both parties. The argument was that Turkey’s inclusion would “complicate the process,” which sounded like a technical excuse, but was actually a politically expedient one. Although Turkey has been vocal in its desire to develop a deeper trade relationship with the U.S., regrettably it has laid virtually none of the groundwork required to shape public opinion in the U.S. Thus, the decline of Turkey’s request was not surprising. For now, Turkey is stuck with a limited and toothless Bilateral Investment Treaty with the U.S., and while the 20-year-old Customs Union continues to be the foundation of the Turkey-EU economic relationship, it was never designed to bring the type of enhanced cohesion and deeper economic integration envisioned within the TTIP. Given the high stakes, Turkey cannot afford to give up. But what realistic option does Turkey have? In a relatively recent and important development, the U.S. has advocated for Japan’s eventual inclusion in the TPP through a provision called “docking,” a clause that would permit Japan and other countries to join the TPP at a later date without suffering any disadvantages. For docking to be an option for Turkey, the TTIP would need to include a generic docking clause in the agreement. Turkey should initiate a major lobbying effort with the U.S. administration, key leaders in Congress, and EU decision-makers to write the necessary docking provisions into the TTIP. This would grant all countries that have longstanding trade agreements with the U.S. or the EU the right to apply to and join the TTIP. Turkey should build a coalition of like-minded countries such as Australia, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Canada and Switzerland, among others. This must be done before the agreement goes to the U.S. Congress for a vote and to the EU Parliament for ratification. The central tenet of this campaign should be the “tipping point” argument. As the TTIP strives to set the global standards for deep integration trade agreements, it would be beneficial if all American and European allies with sizable economies could be signatories and participants. If there is any silver lining to this, it is the fact that Turkey still has about two years to pursue the opportunity to be included in the TTIP. Negotiations can only be completed after President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017. In all probability, the next U.S. president will sign the TTIP into law. Turkey has powerful arguments about why it should be included in the TTIP. The key message should be that the inclusion of Turkey in the TTIP would contribute visibly to the TTIP’s economic, strategic and political goals. Turkey’s alignment with the West has been a critical geostrategic issue for the U.S. and the EU, and a top political issue for Turkey for the last three quarters of a century. If successful, Turkey’s inclusion in the TTIP would be a crowning economic victory that would positively redefine this trilateral relationship. * Aslı Ay is the Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics in New York. She is also a Young Society Leader (YSL) of the American Turkish Society (ATS). This is an abridged version of the original article in Turkish Policy Quarterly’s Summer 2014 issue. For more information, visit www.turkishpolicy.com September/30/2014
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Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, introduces TTIP, the free trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the EU and USA; talk given to Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique at Café Diplo, London, 4 November 2013
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Big Opportunities for Small Business
 
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“At a time when, both in the EU and the US, we have sluggish growth, we should be doing a lot better, trade is the antidote, the opportunity to enhance the values, the economic ties we already have,” said Congressman Erik Paulsen about the need for an ambitious TTIP agreement at the Atlantic Council last Friday, November 14. Congressman Paulsen addressed an audience of over 150 guests at the launch of our newest TTIP report, “TTIP: Big Opportunities for Small Business,” and spoke about how the TTIP agreement’s chapter on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will boost economic opportunities for small business on both sides of the Atlantic. “I think we are going to have significant trade momentum in the near future that boost growth for all business large and small,” Congressman Paulsen underlined. SMEs represent the vast majority of all firms on both sides of the Atlantic and are responsible for over two-thirds of net new job creation over the last decade in both the United States and the European Union. Yet, they face significant barriers when attempting to export their goods and services. The TTIP agreement would address some of these issues, but it is critical that the negotiators get the details right to maximize small business opportunities across the Atlantic. Congressman Paulsen’s remarks were followed by a high-level panel discussion, moderated by Atlantic Council Vice President Fran Burwell. Senior leaders from the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Delegation of the European Union in the United States discussed TTIP with small business owners and the executive vice president of FedEx. The issues of barriers to trade for SMEs became clear within the remarks from Roy Paulson, a small business owner who has dealt with cumbersome tariff and non-tariff transatlantic trade barriers when conducting business overseas. “We are working with two markets that have very high standards for health and human safety, and it would make so much more sense if the rules were written in the same way. This would be a significant cost savings,” said Paulson. To view and read the report about TTIP and Small Business please visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/ttip-sme-report For more information about the Atlantic Council's ongoing work on TTIP, please visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ttipaction. To receive our twice-weekly TTIPAction newsletter, please send an email to [email protected]
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TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership HANDELSABKOMMEN
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International Trade or Corporate Raid? The truth behind the new transatlantic trade agreement.
 
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On 23rd May 2014, Linda Kaucher, a researcher on international trade and member of Stop TTIP, alerted us to how a new EU/USA 'free trade' agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)) would imperil Europe's environmental and public health, its privacy, and its food and chemical safety. She revealed how TTIP would place corporations like Monsanto above the law. Hosted by The Gaia Foundation http://www.gaiafoundation.org/lindakaucherTTIP http://stopttip.net/ With thanks to Richard Hale for filming the event.
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Does US Need Free-Trade Deal With Europe?
 
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The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would cut tariffs, standardize regulations and give American companies direct access to Europe. Many Democrats and labor activists say the deal will fall short of safety standards and hurt worker wages, but proponents of liberalized trade with Europe say the U.S. cannot afford to be left behind. VOA's Mil Arcega reports. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/united-states-free-trade-deal-europe/2732524.html
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP
 
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Presentation #2 for European Politics class
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TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): - extracts from the debate in the European Parliament
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