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  • It’s the end of trade policy as we know it

    By John Clancy, Senior Advisor and former EU Trade spokesperson (2010-2014) There were sighs of relief among EU officials Sunday as the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA was finally signed by visiting Canadian premier Justin Trudeau and his EU counterparts. Enormous credit should go to the EU’s chief negotiator Mauro Petriccione who has tirelessly…

  • Brexit and Trade

    The summer break is coming to an end and it’s back to school for bureaucrats and politicians in both Brussels and Westminster alike. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting for Wednesday on Brexit with ministers expected to bring their Brexit homework with them ready for reviewing. FTI Consulting takes this opportunity…

  • It’s the end of trade policy as we know it (or is it?)

    It’s very easy to be extremely pessimistic about Europe’s trade policy these days. From the outside, it would seem to lurch from crisis to crisis. Timing is everything in politics and one has to wonder why on earth the European Commission chose to put the spotlight on the EU-Canada (CETA) deal just days after the…

  • Brexit Bowl – America’s Cure for a Brexit Hangover?

    David Wade, a member of FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications Advisory Group for North America and former Chief of Staff to the State Department, provides a view from the United States on the Brexit decision in this snapshot. He discusses what American policy-makers make of Brexit and why this is so important for the U.S, as…

  • Trade for all… but are all for trade?

    With its new strategy Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström wants to address the new challenges EU trade policy is facing. The strategy reflects changes in global trading patterns but also the growing interest and scepticism among the general public in global trade. One of the overarching objectives of the strategy is to ensure that trade benefits…

  • CISA: Opportunity or threat to the future of transatlantic data sharing?

    The debate on data flows between the US and EU is heating up again. In mid-October, the US House of Representatives approved the Judicial Redress Act, a bill that will give foreigners the same rights to judicial redress as US citizens if law enforcers violate their data privacy. This was necessary for the implementation of…

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: time for business to take a leadership role

    Over the past few months, the debate about the passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has rapidly intensified. Originally conceived as a free trade deal designed to remove artificial barriers between the economies of the European Union and the United States, the debate on the policy has been plagued by misinformation and…

  • It’s high time to modernise digital trade rules

    The digitalization of trade is transforming what we understand as “traditional trade” today. Besides a constant flow of goods, services, capital and people, a seamless cross-border flow of data is becoming absolutely necessary for competitive production, underpinning whole value chains across all sectors of our economy. This economic transformation is as significant to our age…

  • Anti-US Sentiments – A concern for business?

                  The Snowden revelations, domination of the internet by US companies and the ongoing critical debate about TTIP impact public opinion of US business in the EU. While the US is by far Europe’s most important partner in political as well as economic terms, US companies are increasingly concerned…

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