Dems Send TTIP Demands to Obama

Thirty one Democratic Congressmen sent a letter to President Obama listing demands for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The letter demands that TTIP exclude an investor-state dispute mechanism; that the deal preserve Buy American and other buy local provisions; that the U.S. and EU’s consumer, labor and environmental protections are not lowered through…

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The Hill: Business groups back Obama on trade

Business groups are defending the dispute settlement boards that would be included in trade agreements being negotiated by the Obama administration. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Kevin Cirilli  |  April 20, 2015] In a letter to lawmakers on Monday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and more than 60 other groups voiced…

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Politico: TTIP talks, ISDS walks

Transatlantic trade talks continue but controversial investor-state dispute settlement has been pushed aside until the summer [Reposted from Politico  |  Hans Von Der Burchard  |  April 20, 2015] But the European Commission’s plan to deal with one of the thorniest issues on the table — how to agree on a reform of an international tangle of…

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