Brochure “SMEs against TTIP”, Germany

In its publications, the European Commission mainly advocates advantages of TTIP. Negative impacts are largely ignored. This brochure informs entrepreneurs about risks of TTIP for SMEs. (German)

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A transatlantic agreement – But at what cost to SMEs?

In the confrontation between promoters and opponents of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), it is difficult to hear the voice of the SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). Alongside the round XI of TTIP negotiations between the European Union and the United States, Veblen Institute published this report. (English)

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Brochure “SMEs against TTIP”, Austria

   

Advantages and opportunities for SMEs brought forward by advocates of TTIP and CETA only benefit a very small number of SMEs. For Austrian SMEs the national and European markets are much more important than transatlantic trade. (German)

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TTIP in the debate: Engineering and Electronics industry

       

This factsheet deals with the possible impacts of TTIP on the engineering and electronics industry. There are fundamental differences between the European and US conformity assessment and product approval systems. Due to lower standards in the United States, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is highly likely to result in trade advantages for American companies. (English)

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5 MORE questions

Promoters of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) claim it’s good for all business, but is this really true? The European Commission (EC) and the USA say it will especially help SME businesses (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), not just multinationals. But is this really true? Once agreed it will be effectively impossible to reverse. Read about the five questions SME businesses need to ask themselves about TTIP. (English)

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