USCIB Talks Trade with European Journalists

Shaun Donnelly (third from left).
Shaun Donnelly (third from left).

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.

Please contact Donnelly (sdonnelly@uscib.org) or Hampl (ehampl@uscib.org) for additional details on the interview session for interested members.

Staff Contact:   Shaun Donnelly

Senior Adviser
Tel: 202.682.1221

Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, financial services and anti-corruption. A career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts and joined USCIB in 2011, Donnelly leads business efforts to open markets abroad for American investment and financial services, and to promote high standards of protection for cross-border investment, both in the United States and overseas.
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