The Atlantic Council’s Chris Brummer explains why
the organisation is a firm supporter of the TTIP, and how
recent political developments are impacting
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a
comprehensive agreement being negotiated between the EU and the
US. It aims to remove trade barriers in a wide range of
economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and
services between the two jurisdictions.
But it touches on sensitive economic sectors, like
agriculture and energy, and trade deliberations can descend
into fora for political point scoring. In this wide-ranging
interview, the Atlantic Council's Chris Brummer explains the
key pressure points, priorities for the future, and how a trend
towards fragmentation has impacted negotiations.
Why is the TTIP important? When you look at the history of
EU-US economic cooperation, one quickly understands that TTIP
presents an unprecedented opportunity to create a...