11 December 2014 | Briefing

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - Update 3, 12/2014

Howard Davies

This Update follows a background paper published by EUA in January 2014 and Updates issued in April and August.


EUA is concerned with the status of higher education as a tradable service and the extent to which HE might feature in future international free trade agreements (FTAs). A number of such agreements are currently being prepared. TTIP has received the most publicity, but all of them are significant. The others are: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in which the EU is not involved; the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) recently concluded between the EU and Canada; FTAs between the EU and Japan, and the EU and Singapore; and – much less publicised – the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The latest known developments are covered in the Update.

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