Alternatives for Regulatory Governance Under TTIP: Building from the Past

23 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016

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Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: May 17, 2016

Abstract

This article evaluates the current negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) regarding regulatory cooperation from the perspective of over two decades of transatlantic effort. It examines six basic approaches for transatlantic regulatory cooperation and addresses the lessons to be learned from past efforts and their failures. It evaluates what can be done that would be new and could lead to regulatory learning and improvement in an economically interdependent world characterized by risk and uncertainty, while reducing the costs of duplicate, overlapping regulatory standards impeding trade.

Keywords: TTIP, regulatory cooperation, regulatory coherence, transatlantic governance, mutual recognition, new governance

Suggested Citation

Shaffer, Gregory C., Alternatives for Regulatory Governance Under TTIP: Building from the Past (May 17, 2016). Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2016, Forthcoming; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781188

Gregory C. Shaffer (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

401 E. Peltason Dr.
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Irvine, CA 92612
United States

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