The Governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are organising an informal experts meeting to discuss TTIP and its impact on developing countries. TTIP, whilst being an agreement between the US and EU, will have repercussions and “spillover” effects on the rest of the world. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how we can best maximise the potential benefits and minimise risks from the deal in relation to developing countries.
In its recent trade strategy “Trade for All”, the European Commission stated that it would, in the context of TTIP and other negotiations, propose options that will have positive spillovers on other countries, particularly developing countries. The purpose of this informal experts meeting is to bring together the experts on this topic and develop the specific options that could maximise these benefits.