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June 20, 2013

Gregg: Trade Negotiations Must Include Financial Services

By Judd Gregg

Judd GreggIn a Huffington Post column, SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg discussed the importance of including financial services in the recently announced negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. Gregg stressed that by including financial services in TTIP, the industry is not seeking to bypass Dodd-Frank or other reforms. Gregg continued by noting that Dodd-Frank and similar reforms underway in Europe will be largely completed before TTIP negotiations are concluded. Read Here on Huffington Post..... Read more...

June 06, 2013

Bolstering Economic Growth through Trade Agreements

By David Strongin

Transatlantic Trade - TTIPInternational trade has long been an important component of a strong American economy. Access to overseas markets helps to support economic growth, create jobs, and maintain a dynamic and competitive economy. Trade agreements do more than simply reduce burdensome tariffs. They also secure important commitments for the U.S. services sector, a sector that accounts for nearly 70 percent of U.S. GDP. These agreements help to eliminate market access barriers, ensure non-discriminatory treatment, and limit restrictions on investment. .... Read more...



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