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Above the FoldJul 19, 2016 - 9:00am

The Challenges of Brexit and the Case for a U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement

The British people opted for change when they voted on June 23 for the U.K. to negotiate an “exit” from the European Union. Such a choice is the sovereign right of any member of the EU, but it is also without precedent: The EU has expanded but never shrunk since the 1952 founding of its precursor, the European Coal and Steel Community.

In the NewsJun 08, 2016 - 11:00am

The Hill: US-EU business groups form new coalition to improve regulatory cooperation

Fourteen international trade associations and business groups on Tuesday announced the formation of a new coalition that is aiming to improve regulatory cooperation between the United States and the European Union.

ArticleMay 05, 2016 - 12:00pm

TTIP: Underlining the Importance of Digital Trade

At last week's TTIP negotiating round in New York City, the Chamber made the case that TTIP must include a strong digital trade chapter.

Issue BriefMay 03, 2016 - 8:00pm

A Transatlantic Approach to Europe's Energy Challenges

Given the trillions of dollars in trade and investment across the Atlantic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its members have a critical interest in the success of the EU’s efforts to boost growth and competitiveness. An energy policy that respects both economic and environmental objectives through increased transatlantic cooperation in energy security, energy trade, and the mutual development of new technologies through joint research should be central to that effort.

ArticleApr 25, 2016 - 11:45am
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue with Secretary Pritzker, Ambassador Froman, Commissioner Malmstrom, and BDI President Grillo

U.S. Chamber and BDI Issue Joint Declaration Supporting TTIP

The U.S. Chamber and BDI issued a joint statement at the Hannover Messe in support of an ambitious and high-standard TTIP agreement.

Above the FoldMar 03, 2016 - 9:00am

Three Things to Watch as the Transatlantic Trade Talks Accelerate

One looming question, for instance: What would a United Kingdom "Brexit" from European Union mean for the negotiations?

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:15pm

Why Regulatory Cooperation is Key to the Transatlantic Trade Talks

This week, negotiators from the United States and European Union gathered in Brussels for the 12th round of TTIP talks.

EventFeb 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

AmCham Spain Hosts TTIP Update

AmChamSpain is organizing a roundtable discussion on February 11 at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid, Spain to discuss the state of TTIP negotiations between the US and the EU, and the opportunities that an ambitious agreement would present for Spain's economy.

VideoFeb 08, 2016 - 6:45pm

AmCham Spain Interviews Tom Donohue

AmCham Spain interviews Tom Donohue discussing TTIP and his priorities after successfully leading the Chamber for almost 20 years.

Issue BriefDec 02, 2015 - 11:00am

TTIP, Investor–State Dispute Settlement and the Rule of Law

Many European citizens are concerned about the concept of investor–state dispute settlement, which is frequently portrayed as giving companies the right to sue governments for lost profits in secret international courts. Those who favour US–EU collaboration, including through the ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, can assuage these concerns by explaining how investment treaties strengthen international law. Governments created investor–state dispute settlement for their own purposes, anchoring it deeply in the UN system through numerous multilateral conventions—the most recent of which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2014. By straying from this UN-based approach in its own response to public concerns, the European Commission might unfortunately weaken investor protection and the enforcement of international law. Its proposals on such issues as the right to regulate and the ‘investment court system’ should be reviewed in light of their impact on 50 years of international law.