The problem with TTIP

May 1, 2014

Most economists cheer the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that the EU is currently negotiating with the US. This column argues it is a pity that TTIP and other mega-regional agreements have emerged. It sees the exclusion of China in particular as an existential threat to the world trading system. It urges policymakers in the EU to focus instead on the world trading system or even consider an agreement with China.

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Topics: REGIONALISM

Regions: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA-PACIFIC EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: L ALAN WINTERS

Publishing Institution: VOX - CEPR'S POLICY PORTAL

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