If passed, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, would liberalize one third of global trade, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
On July 18, USCIB Vice President Shaun Donnelly and Eva Hampl, director of investment, trade and financial services, hosted a dozen visiting journalists from European Union nations to discuss the on-going TTIP negotiations.
The group of European journalists, visiting Washington and Boston on a week-long program sponsored by the U.S. State Department to familiarize European media leaders with American perspectives on T-TIP, met with representatives from government, academia, business and other experts.
Donnelly and Hampl had a lively, hour-long on-the-record session which focused on investment chapter issues, including Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), regulatory issues and the political backdrop to the negotiations on both sides of the Atlantic. The meeting provided a good opportunity for USCIB to articulate U.S. business positions, priorities and concerns on the important TTIP negotiations.