The Politics of TTIP: Negotiating Behind the Border Barriers

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon Evenett

Focus on Foreign Trade, 2016

While much of the economic gains from concluding TTIP are thought to come from regulatory convergence, serious difculties have arisen in advancing negotiations in a number of salient regulatory matters. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the factors responsible, thereby shedding light on the degree to which mega regional trade deals, such as TTIP, can really go “beyond the border” and establish templates for 21st century global trade rules.

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