Expert in the Cabinet of EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, Dr. Christian Burgsmueller, used his opening remarks at the GED sponsored, “How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All” panel at the European Forum Alpbach, to stress the EU’s commitment to ensure a strong role developing countries in, as he put it, “the spaghetti bowl of trade agreements”. Holding the EU up as a model for enabling the least developed countries to benefit from multi-lateral, free trade agreements, Burgsmueller discussed Commissioner Malmström’s extensive work in this area and stressed the challenges around integrating the variety of FTA’s currently being negotiated.
See his full remarks in this short video.
For more expert statements on TTIP, see here what WTO Chief Economist Robert Koopman has to say about TTIP and the WTO’s role in trade governance.
And don’t miss our blog post about the new GED TTIP study on potential winners and losers in developing countries, with a short video statement from the author of the study, Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr on TTIP’s economic effects on third countries.