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Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations

Canada and the European Union today announced that they have completed negotiation of their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still...more

Emerging Environmental Goods Agreement: Negotiations Set to Begin

Negotiations are expected to begin on July 7 in Geneva concerning the possible elimination of tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods. The negotiations, being led by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),...more

EU publishes TTIP negotiating positions for five key sectors to increase transparency

On 14 May 2014, in the run-up to the fifth negotiating round taking place 19-23 May 2014 in the US, the European Commission has published its negotiating position in the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...more

Trade Agenda Stagnant, For Now

The Administration continues to push trade issues on several fronts, but Congressional Democrats continue to show little interest in participating. During his recent trip to Asia, President Obama pushed Japanese President...more

News Of Note

USTR Sets Policy Goals For FY2015 And Looks To Increase Budget And Personnel - The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and...more

As Part of EU-US Trade Deal the European Commission Proposes Framework for Regulatory Cooperation in Financial Services

On January 27, the European Commission published a report setting out a proposal for a framework for regulatory cooperation in financial services in the context of negotiations for an EU-US trade deal, known as the...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 3, 2014

Protocol on the Operation of the ESMA MiFID Database - On January 29, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its protocol on the operation of its MiFID database (ESMA/2013/68b). The...more

President Obama's Fifth State of the Union Address – A Little Something for Everyone

As required by Article II, Section 3, of the United States Constitution, President Obama appeared last night before members of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the Judiciary, certain members of his...more

Legislation to Renew Fast-Track Consideration for Trade Agreements Introduced

A much awaited trade promotion authority ("TPA") bill was introduced in the House and Senate on January 9 by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). The legislation...more

United States and European Union Negotiators Hold 3rd Round of TTIP Negotiations

US and EU negotiators concluded on December 20, 2013 in Washington, DC the 3rd round of negotiations toward the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Toward the middle of the round, the Office of the United...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - European Union

Outside of the EU, concerns continue after the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaks demonstrated issues related to U.S. handling of European data. Beginning in July, 2013, the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment...more

Capital Thinking: International

Trade - The third round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) discussions get underway this week in Washington. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht are...more

EU-US Free Trade Agreement - Second round of talks

This week sees the EU and US enter the second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ('TTIP') talks in Brussels, previously postponed due to the US Government shutdown last month. This round of...more

Government Shutdown Disrupts And Delays Various Trade Agency Functions

The federal government is, thankfully, back open for business. But the sixteen day shutdown, which disrupted a broad array of U.S. trade agency functions, will continue to have ramifications for months to come as federal...more

Free(er?) Trade - US, EU and Canada Quibble Over Market Access and Domestic Preferences

The US is generally pretty keen on international free trade agreements. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, free trade agreements have the ability to open up foreign markets to US goods and services, allowing new and...more

TPP, TTIP, And Congress: The Elephant In The Room

The Washington trade policy community is buzzing over the two largest international trade negotiations since the effective collapse of the Doha multilateral trade round. The buzz may be even louder in foreign capitals....more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - August 2013

In This Issue: - American Manufacturers See Increase In Orders - Ways And Means Conducts Hearing On Trade With Brazil - GAO Publishes Study On Counterfeit And Pirated Goods - News Of Note: ..China Issues...more

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Intersection of the Internet, Digital Commerce and Data-Privacy

On 8 July, the EU and U.S. launched the first round of negotiations on a free trade agreement – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – in Washington, D.C. The trade relationship between the European Union...more

EU outlines preliminary goals in connection to first TTIP round

Last week, the EU and US met for the first round of negotiations of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Agreement. In statements following the closing of this round, chief negotiators for both sides...more

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