Same aims, different approaches? Recent EU and US free trade agreements in Asia

Brussels, Belgium

4 December 2013

European and American trade negotiators face one of their greatest challenges to date in the on-going negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As part of the UACES Arena series, Maria J. Garcia, a trade researcher at the University of Nottingham, will highlight what recent EU and USA free trade agreements can reveal about the future of TTIP. Commonalities in the EU's and USA's approaches to trade agreements are evident in their aims and in how they have leveraged their asymmetrical economic power over partners to gain acquiescence and extend international acceptance for their preferred regulatory regimes.

As reflected in recent trade agreements with Asian partners, key points of divergence exist between the EU and US in some of the regulatory regimes they wish to export, raising questions as to how they can reconcile these divergences in the TTIP. What can recent agreements with Asia reveal about the complexities of the TTIP and the potential for exportability of regulatory solutions in European and American agreements in Asia to the TTIP.

Presentation by Maria J. Garcia, followed by a panel discussion featuring John Farnell (Senior Advisor at the EU-Asia Centre and Former Director in European Commission DG Enterprise), Marjut Hannonen (Cabinet Member of European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht) and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama (Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). Moderation by Martin Porter (General Manager of Edelman Brussels).

Registration and sandwich lunch from 12:00.





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