The next meeting of the Committee on International Trade will take place in Brussels on Monday, 23 February from 15.00 to 18.30 and Tuesday, 24 February 2015 from 9.00 to 18.30.Highlights of the meeting and the Draft Agenda coming soon.
on 22 January 2015, INTA Members listened to the presentation of Mr Jörg Wuttke, the President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC).
The EUCCC was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation representing European business in China. The European Chamber now has more than 1,800members in 7 chapters operating in 10 cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, South China (Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai), Shanghai, Shenyang and Tianjin. The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China.
Investor protection, including investor-to-state disputes, and regulatory aspects in the forthcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be discussed on Tuesday, at a joint hearing with the trade and legal affairs committees. (Read more)
The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Read more)
Parliament must use its influence on framing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) rules to ensure that they serve all EU citizens, not just a few economic players and must therefore insist that the talks are more democratic and more transparent, said trade committee chair, Bernd Lange (S&D, DE), on Wednesday (Read more)
The EU Commission’s publication of legal texts proposed by the EU for eight chapters of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal was thanks to the European Parliament’s continuous and persistent demands for transparency, noted EP Trade Committee chair Bernd Lange (S&D, DE) on Wednesday. Mr Lange welcomed the publication as an “important first step towards a public debate based on facts rather than speculation”. (Read more)
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