Can successes of EU/Canada trade deal be matched by EU/US proposal
23 January 2014
The House of Lords Committee investigating the trade deal between the EU and the US will this week hear about the potential for multi-billion pound gains the deal could generate.
Thursday 23 January 2014, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
At 10.05am via video-conference
- Mauro Petriccione, Director, Asia and Latin America, DG Trade, European Commission.
- Professor Richard Baldwin, Graduate Institute, Geneva.
The Committee will ask Mauro Petriccione questions about his experience with the EU/Canada deal, which has notched up some significant successes already. Other questions to him will include:
- How comparable are the EU/Canada and EU/US deals?
- The EU/Canada deal is seeing major progress in the areas of agriculture and protected geographical indicators – can TTIP follow suit?
- Workers’ rights were at the heart of the Canadian agreement – what can be done in this area in TTIP?
The Committee will then ask Professor Richard Baldwin questions including:
- Why is this latest attempt at an EU/US trade deal going to be more successful than others before it?
- How much could the UK benefit and are the figures reliable?
- What might the impact be on other countries, particularly developing countries?
- What can we learn from other trade agreements when it comes to lower prices and greater choice for UK consumers?
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