Global Trade: A Missed Chance for the EU and the US to Set the Gold Standard?

January 31, 2017 @ 1:59 PM

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have a lot of things in common:

All are regional trade and investment agreements borne out of the frustration over the stalemate at the World Trade Organization (WTO) rounds. All are considered to be a new type of agreement: More comprehensive and more advanced in their reach and ambition than any agreement that the world had seen before. And all are either between European Union (EU) and the United States (US) or with them; CETA between the EU and Canada, TPP with the US and 11 further countries in the Asia-Pacific region and TTIP between the EU and the US. Read the full article.

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