In this volume, European and American experts explain the economic context of TTIP and its geopolitical implications, and then explore the challenges and consequences of US-EU negotiations across numerous sensitive areas, ranging from food safety and public procurement to economic and regulatory assessments of technical barriers to trade, automotive, chemicals, energy, services, investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms and regulatory cooperation. Their insights cut through the confusion and tremendous public controversies now swirling around TTIP, and help decision-makers understand how the United States and the European Union can remain rule-makers rather than rule-takers in a globalising world in which their relative influence is waning.
Daniel S. Hamilton and Jacques Pelkmans / 2. This time it’s different: Turbo-charging regulatory cooperation, Peter Chase and Jacques Pelkmans / 3. TTIP’s Hard Core: Technical barriers to trade and standards, Michelle Egan and Jacques Pelkmans / 4. Quantifying Non-Tariff Measures for TTIP, Koen Berden and Joseph Francois / 5. Transatlantic Investment Treaty Protection, Lauge Poulsen, Jonathan Bonnitcha and Jason Yackee / 6. Transatlantic Investment Treaty Protection – A response to Poulsen, Bonnitcha & Yackee, Freya Baetens / 7. TTIP and Consumer Protection, Stephen Woolcock, Barbara Holzer and Petros Kusmu / 8. TTIP’s Broader Geostrategic Implications, Daniel S. Hamilton and Steven Blockmans / Part II: Sectoral Issues / 9. Agriculture, Food and TTIP: Possibilities and pitfalls, Tim Josling and Stefan Tangermann / 10. TTIP and Public Procurement, Stephen Woolcock and Jean Heilman Grier / 11. TTIP: The services dimension, Patrick Messerlin / 12. Telecommunications and the Internet: TTIP's digital dimension, Andrea Renda and Christopher S. Yoo / 13. Greater TTIP Ambition in Chemicals: Why and how, E. Donald Elliott and Jacques Pelkmans / 14. TTIP and Energy, Paolo Natali, Christian Egenhofer and Gergely Molnar / 15. Gains from Convergence in US and EU Auto Regulations under TTIP, Caroline Freund and Sarah Oliver / About the CEPS-CTR Project: TTIP in the Balance / Index
Daniel S. Hamilton is Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Executive Director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University.