The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Centre for European Reform (CER) in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office cordially invite you to a high-level panel discussion on the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
In October, the U.S. and 11 other Pacific states reached a deal on TPP. The trade pact would affect 40% of the world economy and creates the largest free trade area in the world. With TPP approaching ratification, eyes now turn to TTIP. While some European experts hope talks between the EU and U.S. will proceed swiftly, societal biases and political barriers on both sides of the Atlantic remain substantial.
The panelists will comment on the geopolitical relevance of TTIP after the TPP deal and discuss the regional and global consequences in case the negotiations fail.
Dieter Haller, Director-General for Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development at the German Federal Foreign Office
Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Joshua P Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Petra Pinzler, Author and Journalist, Die Zeit
David Taylor, Ambassador of New Zealand to the EU (tbc)
Daniela Schwarzer, Senior Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Internationaler Club, German Federal Foreign Office, Kurstraße 36, Berlin.
If you have any questions, please contact Philipp Liesenhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or +49 30 2888 1322