Towards Effective Regulatory Cooperation Under TTIP: A Comparative Overview of the EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems

European Commission, Brussels, May 2014

34 Pages Posted: 19 May 2014

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Richard W. Parker

University of Connecticut School of Law

Alberto Alemanno

HEC Paris - Tax & Law

Date Written: May 15, 2014

Abstract

The aim of this independent report commissioned by the EU Commission is to inform the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment negotiations on enhanced regulatory coherence and cooperation. It provides negotiators, stakeholders and the public with a comparative overview of the US and EU legislative and regulatory processes in their current form, highlighting differences and similarities. Special emphasis is placed on impact assessment/cost benefit analysis, stakeholder consultations and international regulatory cooperation.

Keywords: TTIP, transatlantic regulatory cooperation, rulemaking, international trade, EU, US, regulatory convergence, regulatory coherence, regulatory compatibility, notice-and-comment, comitology, delegated acts, implementing acts, judicial review

JEL Classification: K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Parker, Richard W. and Alemanno, Alberto, Towards Effective Regulatory Cooperation Under TTIP: A Comparative Overview of the EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems (May 15, 2014). European Commission, Brussels, May 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2438242

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