The ECJ found that Parties could indeed (partially) suspend or even terminate the agreement for breaches of such provisions. Practicalities aside, this finding is certainly a positive step from a social and environmental point of view.
US Secretary of Commerce states that he is open to resuming talks on TTIP. As the EU is an important trading partner, the negotiations should be continued with the Union and not with single states - as a reaction to the tweets of Trump attacking Germany.
The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday (25 May) to set up a joint delegation to increase trade cooperation, after the EU-US free trade deal negotiations were put on ice with the election of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s top trade official has opened the door to reviving negotiations with the EU but warned the bloc it would be in competition with China and Japan to show willingness to do the first deal with the new US administration.
The United States is ready to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK. It also continues to have plans for the European Union, said Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
US President Donald Trump has often become a target of ire for his controversial policy statements. But South Asia, including Nepal, may find a reason to cheer if he sticks to his campaign promise of withdrawing the US from two major free-trade pacts--referred to as TPP and TTIP--and imposing high tariff on goods imported from China and Mexico.
Our recent presidential election brought about a rare accord between the progressive and the populist fronts in rejecting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. I have no problem with the rejection of a trade agreement that focuses primarily on the interests of transnational corporations, international financial centers, agribusiness and giant chemical companies and raises many questions about how it may serve the interests of the overwhelming majority of people in our country.
Denmark seems to be hell-bent on hammering out the EU's free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) as soon as possible. In doing so, the Danish government is looking forward to killing two birds with one stone: assuring Brussels of its participation and sidestepping civic involvement.
Wallonia - the province of Belgium that held up the controversial CETA EU trade deal with Canada - has warned it may still not ratify the treaty - putting the whole deal in doubt, alongside the TTIP deal with the US that has hit the buffers since US President Donald Trump came to power.