The Irish Chamber is proud to partner with our colleagues from the British, French, and Romanian Chambers of Commerce, along with other European business organizations for a high level round table discussion about the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Please click HERE for follow up materials, including links to supporting materials provided by our distinguished panel of speakers, and to view the photos taken during the event.
This seminar will provide a general overview of this groundbreaking agreement, focusing on the relationship between the EU and the US and how a TTIP could benefit both markets and specific industry groups by reducing trade barriers for goods, services, investment and public procurement. Panelists will also discuss the strategic opportunity presented by a TTIP agreement and how the removal of non-tariff barriers and the compatibility of regulations and standards on both continents could benefit various industry and service sectors. Hotly debated issues within the TTIP negotiations, such as transparency and privacy and data protection will also be covered.
Confirmed speakers to date: Aberdeen Asset Management; The Bertelsmann Foundation; The British Embassy; The Pennsylvania Department of State; and PricewaterhouseCoopers
What is the TTIP?
The EU and the US are negotiating the world’s largest free trade agreement which aims to create jobs and growth by removing quantitative and regulatory barriers to trade and commerce between the EU and the US, making it easier for businesses and consumers to buy and sell goods and services between the two regions. This game-changing agreement, if successful, could establish new global trading rules and standards that could help both sides of the Atlantic maintain dominance in an increasingly competitive global economy.
What will the TTIP do?
– Eliminate, as far as possible, quantitative trade restrictions in goods, services, and investment between the EU and the US;
– Develop compatible regulations across a range of sectors while establishing a common framework to guide future regulatory cooperation; and
– Establish a common set of rules covering globally relevant issues, such as intellectual property rights, labor and the environment.
The Franklin Institute, The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Directions & Parking
8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am: Panel Discussion and Q&A
9:30 – 10:00 am: Networking
*Includes breakfast, panel discussion, materials and networking
Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at email@example.com or call 215-772-3101.