publication . Article . 2013

Eliminating Anticompetitive Market Distortions Through The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Shanker Singham;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: CPI Journal JUL-13(2), volume 7
Abstract
A U.S.-EU trade agreement that truly eliminated these anticompetitive distortions would generate trillions of dollars of new wealth in the global economy. Shanker A. Singham (Squire Sanders & Roundtable on Trade and Competition)
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1 Shanker Singham is a Partner at Squire Sanders where he focuses his practice on the areas of antitrust and international trade law. He is also Chairman of the Roundtable on Trade and Competition.

2 The first round of TTIP negotiations was held during July 8-12 in Washington, D.C. Readouts from TTIP Negotiating Rounds (2013), available at http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/trans-pacificpartnership/readouts (last visited Jul. 20, 2013).

3 Press release, Remarks by President Obama, U.K. Prime Minister Cameron, European Commission President Barroso, and European Council President Van Rompuy on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Jun. 17, 2013) [hereinafter Obama, Cameron et al.], available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2013/06/17/remarks-president-obama-uk-prime-minister-cameron-european-commission-pr (last visited Jul. 16, 2013).

4 Shanker Singham, Freeing the Global Market, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS 1 (Oct. 2012) [hereinafter Freeing the Global Market], available at http://www.cfr.org/world/freeing-global-market-boost-economy-curbingregulatory-distortions/p29123 (last visited Jul. 20, 2013).

5 Id.

6 See press release, U.S., EU Announce Decision to Launch Negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Feb. 13, 2013) [hereinafter Announcement of T-TIP Launch], available at http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/february/statement-US-EU-Presidents (last visited Jul. 15, 2013); see also supra note 3, Obama, Cameron et al.

7 See id.

8 Supra note 4, Freeing the Global Market, at 1, 13-14.

9 Alden F. Abbott & Shanker Singham, Enhancing welfare by attacking anticompetitive market decisions, CONCURRENCES NO. 4-2011 ¶ 14 (2011) [hereinafter Enhancing Welfare]; supra note 4, Freeing the Global Market, at 1. Alan O. Sykes, Regulatory Protectionism and the Law of International Trade, 66 U. CHI. L. REV 1, 13-16 (1999) (Westlaw).

21 See e.g., Aditya Bhattacharjea, The Case for a Multilateral Agreement on Competition Policy: A Developing Country Perspective, 9(2) J. INT'L ECON. L. 293, 295 (2006); Brendan Sweeney, Globalisation of Competition Law and Policy: Some Aspects of the Interface between Trade and Competition, 5 MELB. J. INT'L L. 375, 383-84 (2004) (Westlaw); Robert E. Hudec, Private anticompetitive behavior in world markets: a WTO perspective, 48 ANTITRUST BULL. 1045, 1046-47 (2003) (HeinOnline). [OpenAIRE]

22 See supra note 9, Enhancing Welfare, at ¶ 9.

23 Supra note 4, Freeing the Global Market, at 2, 16.

24 Id. at 1.

25 Id. at 14-15.

26 See e.g., Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, Remarks on Revitalizing American Manufacturing, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Feb. 15, 2013), available at http://www.commerce.gov/news/deputy-secretaryspeeches/2013/02/15/remarks-revitalizing-american-manufacturing-spartanburg-so (last visited Jul. 20, 2013); Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICP): Support to Innovation, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, http://ec.europa.eu/cip/eip/innovation/index_en.htm (last visited Jul. 20, 2013); EUROPEAN COMMISSION: COMPETITION, COMPETITION POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, available at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/competition/factsheet_general_en.pdf (last visited Jul. 20, 2013); press release, Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs: frequently asked questions (Dec. 8, 2006), available at http://europa.eu/rapid/pressrelease_MEMO-06-474_en.htm?locale=en (last visited Jul. 20, 2013). See also Shanker A. Singham & Alden F. Abbott, Comments on the Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) by The Roundtable on Trade and Competition (2013), available at http://www.regulations.gov.

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