Volume 23 (2018) / Issue 2
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Geraldine Emberger, Jan Vandenberghe, 'EU-US Engagement on Regulatory Issues: Lessons Learnt, Notably in the Context of the TTIP Negotiations' (2018) 23 European Foreign Affairs Review, Issue 2, pp. 149–165
This contribution seeks to make the case for a positive regulatory agenda between the European Union and the United States of America, drawing upon past experiences and lessons learnt, notably in the context of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The authors are of the opinion that despite differences in regulatory systems, both the EU and the US have an interest in avoiding fragmented regulatory solutions for similar societal challenges. EUUS regulatory cooperation should be supportive of international efforts geared towards the development of regulations and standards based on a high level of protection. In working together, both sides may be able to achieve better outcomes for their citizens and businesses, while maintaining – if not improving – levels of protection. Such cooperation should be developed in a transparent and accountable manner and fully respect the preferences reflected in US and EU domestic legislation.
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