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The issues at stake in negociating the draft transatlantic trade and investment partenership (TTIP)

The issues at stake in negociating the draft transatlantic trade and investment partenership (TTIP)

Type of text : Opinion and report
Type of referral : Government referral
Working group : Section for European and International Affairs

Rapporteur(s) :

Christophe QUAREZ
CFDT Group
Date adopted : 22/03/2016 | Period : 2015-2020
 
Through a governmental referral from the Prime Minister, the ESEC Section for European and International Affairs has been asked to produce an opinion on the issues at stake in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a draft agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) termed "new generation" as it goes beyond the strict scope of reducing customs barriers in an effort to eliminate non-tariff barriers and, above all, introduce a form of regulatory convergence between the two parties concerned.
 
First and foremost, it is important to point out that the ESEC's members are deeply divided over this draft agreement: while some question the legitimacy of this treaty, which creates risks in a great many areas - especially the extent to which social, health and environmental standards will be taken into account, and regarding common goods - others are of the opinion, for example, that it is an opportunity to promote the European values of environmental and social protection, and even that it will open up new markets in the US to French companies which bring jobs and growth.