The United States and the European Union economies together account for 45 percent of the world's GDP, and for nearly a third of global trade. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) looks to strengthen the trade relationship even further to create the largest free trade and investment area in the world. TTIP is particularly relevant to Washington State, considering that the EU accounted for nearly 11 percent of Washington's goods exports in 2013, and remains one of the state's largest trading partners. Ongoing TTIP negotiations are focused on addressing EU-U.S. trade and regulatory policy disagreements in efforts to drive economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic.
On February 3, join the World Affairs Council, the Washington Council on International Trade, and the British American Business Council - Pacific North West for a discussion on TTIP and Washington State. The event will feature Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary for the United Kingdom's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the UK Government's trade policy and commerce department.
A light breakfast will be provided at this event.
This event is part of the 2015-2016 Community Programs Global Economic Outlook Series