Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2013

The global significance of transatlantic investment rules

Jonathan S. Kallmer

July 2013

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


A Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could be unprecedented in both scale and scope. It is critical that negotiators take advantage of the opportunity that the TTIP presents for the world’s two largest economies indirectly to craft state-of-the-art global standards for cross-border investment, particularly in the areas of forced localization measures, government influence and control, and investor-state dispute settlement.