Transatlantic trade co-operation: a lever for environmental and labour protection?

July 22, 2021 Social Europe 0 Comments

If the pitfalls of the last attempted transatlantic trade deal are avoided, this could be a vehicle for improving standards.

After the second world war, the United States became the architect and staunchest supporter of a rules-based system of world trade, embodied in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1947 and later the World Trade Organization. Under the presidency of Barack Obama, it built on the multilateral structure of the WTO, aiming to conclude wide-reaching free-trade agreements (FTAs) with other states, in support of what the administration took to be US economic interests. Read More.

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