US Chief TTIP negotiator Mullaney and EU ambassador O Sullivan receive first US copies of TTIP book

The US launch of the latest CEPS-RLI book, entitled Standard-makers or standard-takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, took place on September 29th at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Dan Mullaney expressed his appreciation to CEPS and CTR for their valuable work on TTIP, particularly for the depth of their analysis and the breadth of their scope. He called upon policy analysts and academics to follow up on this work so that the TTIP debate can be raised to a higher and more productive level. Ambassador David O'Sullivan expressed his hope that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations would conclude soon in order to enable the trade policy community in the US to turn its creative energies to TTIP and intensify the process, since not all that much time remains to complete the project. The launch conference brought together a number of (both EU and US) authors of the book, who explained the thrust of their respective contributions and engaged in an analytical debate with many expert participants.

The book, co-edited by Daniel Hamilton and Jacques Pelkmans, is available for free downloading in PDF from the CEPS website or for purchase in print from the publisher, Rowman and Littlefield International.