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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Controversial Agreement and Dangerous for Workers

32 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2015  

Claude Serfati

University of Versailles

Date Written: September 10, 2015

Abstract

This Working Paper on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) highlights the controversial benefits of speeding up free trade and puts the negotiations between the EU and the US in the context of the fall-out of the financial crisis. It looks at the contentious issues of public procurement and harmonisation of standards, agriculture, the environment and the investor/state dispute. It explains why trade unions fear that TTIP will set the scene for social dumping and concludes by looking at opportunities for the labour movement to use the 'cracks in the common front of business and governments'.

Keywords: TTIP; free trade; regulation; standard; trade union attitude; social dumping; agricultural development; environment; EU countries; USA

Suggested Citation

Serfati, Claude, The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Controversial Agreement and Dangerous for Workers (September 10, 2015). ETUI Working Paper 2015.07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2658630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2658630

Claude Serfati (Contact Author)

University of Versailles ( email )

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78035 Versailles cedex, 78120
France

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