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:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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