The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A critical perspective

Author
Rainer Geiger
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Abstract
Launched in July 2013 by the European Union and the United States, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) represents an important effort to reach a comprehensive economic agreement between two major trading partners. As has been pointed out, the project offers great opportunities for liberalizing trade and investment and regulatory convergence. Its level of ambition implies high risks, but despite negotiators' initial optimism, its success is far from certain.
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Treaties and Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment
Political Geography
United States, Europe