Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 02/2014

Ripping into TTIP? Debates Surrounding the Upcoming EU–U.S. Negotiations

Maya Rostowska

July 2013

The Polish Institute of International Affairs


The outcome of negotiations for a transatlantic trade deal depends largely on the stance of politicians and stakeholders in the EU and the U.S. An overview of the debate on either side of the Atlantic reveals both sides’ respective interests and suggests which areas will prove particularly difficult to negotiate. These include public procurement provisions, data privacy, agricultural issues, and the financial services sector.