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What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?
 
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The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US - and is anything but harmless. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by international campaigning organisation Attac, sets out the problems with the deal in a really clear, informative way. More Information: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/05/15/secret-eu-us-trade-deal/ , http://www.attac.org/en/node/16244 . Director, Drawings: Stiftfilm / Jonas Kramer http://jonaskramer.de/stiftfilm Subscribe & support: http://smarturl.it/38DegreesSubscribe 38 Degrees is one of the UK's biggest campaigning communities, with over 2.5 million members. We share a desire for a more progressive, fairer, better society and come together to decide which issues we campaign on and the actions we‘ll take to help us achieve that. Connect with us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peoplepowerchange Twitter: https://twitter.com/38_degrees
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TTIP Explained: Understanding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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"TTIP Explained" The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a far reaching US-EU trade deal. As the public debate begins on the merits of TTIP this video tries to give an overview. There are opportunities and risks that will emerge as TTIP goes ahead so it's important for you to engage, assess, question and identify the right opportunities and challenges from the TTIP. Some of the key points the video address are: - What is the US-EU trade deal known as TTIP? - What are the benefits TTIP it will bring and what are the risks? - What are the opportunities TTIP presents for SMEs - Will TTIP help and protect EU and US citizens About the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) The US and EU are the largest and wealthiest markets in the world and transatlantic trade between them is the single most important trading relationship in the world. Transatlantic markets account for approximately 54% of global GDP and transatlantic trade accounts for a third of global trade. TTIP is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the US and the EU. The advantages the TTIP will bring are enormous and include transatlantic: - Easier market access for American and European companies - Regulatory cooperation between America and Europe - Multilateral rules and legislation cooperation But it is not without risk and opponents to TTIP argue it will mean a lowering of standards and regulations. There will be an increase in competition as protective barriers to trade and investment are removed. Companies should increasingly engage in assessing, questioning and identifying the tangible and attainable benefits, as well as the risks, of TTIP. Companies that do not address TTIP will lose out. A good understanding of, and preparation for, TTIP will enable companies to leverage the opportunities to their benefit. Implementation will be soon, starting Q1.2015. For more details download the free TTIP whitepaper http://info.ibtpartners.com/your-ttip-whitepaper/. About IBT Partners Since 2002 IBT Partners http://www.ibtpartners.com/ has helped hundreds of American and European companies develop their transatlantic trade and exports. We understand the problems of international business that companies face and we deliver solutions to help them succeed. For more information see: http://www.ibtpartners.com/en/about-us/ IBT Partners' wealth of knowledge and experience has been acquired working with companies managing international business and trade challenges. We are pleased to share this with you and hope that you enjoy the TTIP video. IBT Partners have offices in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Video inspired by Andras Baneth ( @andrasbaneth ) of the Public Affairs Council's European office.
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) -  A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing
 
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THE OBAMA/CLINTON CORPORATE JUGGERNAUT - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, with the aim of promoting trade and multilateral economic growth. The American government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement is under ongoing negotiations and its main three broad areas are: market access; specific regulation; and broader rules and principles and modes of co-operation. The negotiations were planned to be finalized by the end of 2014, but will not be finished until 2019 or 2020, according to economist Hosuk Lee-Makiyama. The contents of the competing proposals as well as of the reports on TTIP negotiations are classified from the public, but after a proposed draft was leaked in March 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a limited set of clauses and in January 2015 published parts of an overview; and subsequently increased security over its secrecy. The European Commission says that the TTIP would boost the EU's economy by €120 billion, the US economy by €90 billion and the rest of the world by €100 billion. According to Foreign Affairs, TTIP aims to "liberalize one-third of global trade" that, they argue, would create millions of new paid jobs.However, a Guardian article by Dean Baker of the US thinktank Center for Economic and Policy Research argued that the economic benefits per household would be relatively small, and according to a European Parliament report, impacts on labour conditions range from job gains to job losses, depending on economic model and assumptions used for predictions. The controversial agreement has been criticized and opposed by unions, charities, NGOs and environmentalists, particularly in Europe. The Independent describes the range of negative impacts as "reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations", or more critically as an "assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations"; and The Guardian noted the criticism of TTIP's "undemocratic nature of the closed-door talks", "influence of powerful lobbyists", and TTIP's potential ability to "undermine the democratic authority of local government". An EU direct democracy mechanism, the European Citizens' Initiative, which enables EU citizens to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act, acquired over 3.2 million signatures against TTIP and CETA within a year. Hillary Clinton Called TPP The 'Gold Standard In Trade Agreements' -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "EXPOSING: Roman Curia (Catholic Church) And Global Pedophila Networks" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxGgRSRDuRM -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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TTIP - Why we have to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | Owen Jones talks...
 
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TTIP is a threat to our democracy and to our sovereignty. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will give big businesses the same rights as nation states and allow them to sue elected governments in secret courts if they implement policies that affect their profits. It's a clash between democracy and a small, unelected elite of powerful business people at the top of society. TTIP is being debated in the European Parliament this week, with a vote Friday 12 June. We have to take action, so write to your representative and tell them to vote no to TTIP. More videos ► http://is.gd/OJvideos Useful links: My column on TTIP ► http://is.gd/OwenJonesTTIP1 George Monbiot on TTIP ► http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP1 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP2 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP3 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP4 http://is.gd/monbiotTTIP5 The Guardian on TTIP ► http://is.gd/guardianTTIP 38 Degrees ► https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/ttip_home Write to them ► https://www.writetothem.com/ You can also follow people like George Monbiot and Glyn Moody on Twitter, journalists who have a lot to say about TTIP.
Views: 40345 Owen Jones
Will the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise
 
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations were launched to great fanfare in mid-2013 with the pronouncement that a comprehensive deal would be reached by the end of 2014 on a “single tank of gas.” But after more than two years and 10 rounds of negotiations, an agreement is nowhere in sight and substantive differences remain between the parties. Despite a retreat from the original level of ambition, skepticism is mounting on both sides of the Atlantic that a deal will be reached anytime soon. What are the prospects for fulfilling the promise of a comprehensive trade and investment deal between the United States and the European Union? View the full event here: http://www.cato.org/events/will-transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership-live-its-promise
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Eduardo Aguirre on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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We sat down with Eduardo Aguirre, member of APCO's International Advisory Council, to hear his opinion on the possibilities of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Mr. Aguirre is a former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra and prior to that, served as president of the International Private Bank of Bank of America.
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EU - US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership explained
 
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This is a video explanation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is a major agenda item at the EU-US Summit in Brussels on March 26, 2014
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What is TTIP? Everything you need to know about the 'super sexy' trade acronym | Guardian Explainers
 
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TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: ever heard of it? Do you know what it means? Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian If the answer is no, don't worry. TTIP (not to be confused with TPP) is a series of trade negotiations being carried out between the EU and US. The bilateral trade agreement deals with reducing regulatory barriers to big business trade: food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations ... told you it was sexy. Guardian website ► http://is.gd/guardianhome Endboard videos: ► ► Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► http://is.gd/cifplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://is.gd/guardiandocs Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Watch Me Date ► http://is.gd/watchmedate Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► http://is.gd/guardianYTmusic Guardian Australia ► http://is.gd/guardianaustralia Guardian Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Guardian Food ► http://is.gd/guardianfood More Guardian videos: Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://is.gd/mosdef Edward Snowden interview ► http://is.gd/snowdeninterview2014 Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://is.gd/sexworkers How your phone spies on you ► http://is.gd/phonespying What is freedom today? ► http://is.gd/zizekcif 30 Stone man enters Mr Gay UK ► http://is.gd/stavros Fighting Isis in Kobani ► http://is.gd/fightingisis How does Ebola kill? ► http://is.gd/ebolakills The SlumGods of Mumbai ► http://is.gd/slumgods Jesus "would have been an atheist" ► http://is.gd/dawkinsjesus The new global menace ► http://is.gd/owenjonescif
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President Obama Makes a Statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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President Obama makes a statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. June 17, 2013.
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The Prospects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Business forum presentation by Patrick Reed at the European Union Studies Center at The Graduate Center on October 24, 2013. This presentation is supported by a Getting to Know Europe Grant from the European Union Delegation to the United States. Patrick C. Reed is an international trade lawyer with the law firm of Simons & Wiskin and a Fellow at the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, Cith University of New York. His research and publications explore issues of customs and international trade law and policy, including the jurisdiction and case law of the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, and the World Trade Organization. During the past ten years, Mr. Reed has been a leader of a bar association project advocating the expansion and modernization of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade. He served as president of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association from 2008 to 2010. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Columbia Law School and also holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, with concentrations in international law and international economic relations.
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Hearing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Hearing on "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its implications for social rights, public health and sustainable development", in the context of the report prepared by Geraint Davies (United Kingdom, SOC), with the participation of: • Sam Fowles, Researcher in International Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, visiting lecturer in Trade Law at the University of London Institute in Paris • Juergen Knirsch, Trade Policy Advisor, Greenpeace (Germany)
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Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership Negotiations
 
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Assistant United States Trade Representative Dan Mullaney briefs the press on the close of the ninth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations at the Foreign Press Center in New York, New York on April 24, 2015. A transcript is available at http://fpc.state.gov/241092.htm.
Why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) matters for developing countries
 
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The ongoing negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) introduce fresh dynamics into international trade issues. TTIP would be the largest free trade agreement and might create unprecedented challenges for the global trading system. The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) investigates the implications of TTIP for global economic governance. In this video, two of our researchers are commenting on this partnership.
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Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement
 
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"Highly protectionist" and "for the benefit of private powers". America's foremost intellectual, Noam Chomsky, on why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not a free trade agreement.
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Jeremy Corbyn - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated largely in secret by EU and US officials. People are rightly concerned that it could open up public services to further privatisation. Others are concerned about potential watering down of consumer rights, food safety standards, rights at work or environmental protections and about the facility for corporations to sue national governments if regulations impinged on their profits. So, as the deal stands, I give this pledge - Labour would reject TTIP and veto it in government.
U.S. Trade Representative Froman on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman delivers remarks on the United States, the European Union, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels, Belguim on September 30, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2013/september/froman-us-eu-ttip.
Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP), just a free trade agreement?
 
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Do we want the Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP)? *Today on The Janssen Report (#47):* This week the US and EU restarted their trade talks concerning the highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, also known as the TTIP. Do we really want this so-called free trade agreement? Is it really just a free trade agreement or is there more to it? Many politicians, but mostly citizens, are worried about this pact. The treaty is surrounded with secrecy and not even the highest ranking politicans who will be responsible for signing the deal are not allowed to see the entire agreement. That just does not make sense if this is merely a free trade agreement. On WikiLeaks you can find transcripts of the TPP (Transpacific Partnership) and especially the one on Intellectual Property has far stretching implications for international business. Most specialists seem to agree that the benefits for the economies of the US and EU will be very limited, whereas the rights of the global corporations will be extended. One particular mind-boggling implication is the following: if a nation creates laws that go against the treaty, corporations are allowed to sue the government for any losses they might suffer as a consequence. When did corporations' rights start superseding those of nations and citizens? Who in a democratic world would vote 'yes' to this? Have a look at some of the coverage in the media: - BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27443140 - RT: http://rt.com/op-edge/159428-ttip-benefit-industries-not-countries/ - WikiLeaks (TPP): https://wikileaks.org/tpp/ I used to be a fan of integration and I voted in favor of the European Union years ago. However, since I have been doing my research I have lost faith in the good intentions of the people orchestrating all of this. Let's keep our eyes on the ball, people. Cheers, Marco Janssen The Janssen Report
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WikiLeaks is raising €100,000 reward for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 'TTIP'
 
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Pledge today! Go to wikileaks.org/ttip-reward. Tell your friends #LeakTTIP Audio Processing: Steve Martin Music credits: "Departure" Mello D "The Complex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... "Anguish" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Black Vortex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Webinar - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Expert guest speaker Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO at Trans-Atlantic Business Council presents on the ongoing US and EU negotiations. Addressing market access, tariffs, rules and regulations. Making it easier, fairer and less costly to export, import and invest. Insights and opportunities: TTIP: the state of the negotiations A U.S. perspective An EU perspective The sticking points Benefits for SMEs (both U.S. and EU) Transparency The controversy (public opinion) The end game (negotiations, politics and implementation) Meet the experts: Tim Bennett Director-General/CEO, Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) Tim has served as Director-General/CEO of the TABC since the group was launched on January 1, 2013, following the merger of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) and the European American Business Council (EABC). The TABC is a 70+ member company organization with offices in Washington, DC, and Brussels which provides substantive input to EU and US negotiators to assist the timely negotiation of the TTIP, a comprehensive economic agreement aimed at further liberalizing trade and investment and promoting greater regulatory convergence between the EU and US. Susanna Hardy Managing Director EU, ibt partners Susanna heads up operations in Europe, focusing on helping companies use the internet and the ibt partners’ Online Internationally range of services to develop their businesses globally. Susanna brings her expertise in international business development and marketing to the ibt partners’ team and has worked with a wide spectrum of companies to reach, develop and succeed in export markets. Susanna has spent her career developing international businesses for companies. Having worked and resided in North America and Europe, Susanna is multilingual in English, French and German. Her global mind-set as well as practical experience helps her understand the needs and ambitions of businesses looking to expand internationally.
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Renewed
 
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Negotiation of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union began in July 2013, but has been overshadowed by the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia" embodied by Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. After the collapse of the Doha Round, fiscal and monetary sharply divided Europe, and NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan seemed to mark the end of the Transatlantic moment. Less than a year later, TTIP has taken on new importance in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Crimea in response to a popular uprising by Ukrainians who wanted closer economic ties with the European Union and North America. Renewed transatlantic ties -- economic, political and military -- are seen in Washington as an essential expression of 21st century solidarity in response to Moscow's 19th century aggression. Yet concluding a TTIP agreement will require political will and concerted efforts by leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. What is the near term outlook for TTIP? What roadblocks does the agreement face? What benefits could it bring to the US and the EU? To analyze these questions, Hudson Institute assembled a panel of leading experts featuring the Honorable Bruno Maçães, Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Rod Hunter, Senior Vice President, International Affairs at PhRMA, Tom Duesterberg, Director of the Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute, and Jeff Gedmin, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University. Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute, provided welcoming remarks and the panel was moderated by Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.
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Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Europe Day and TTIP - A greeting from Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States
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The Trouble With TTIP
 
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A documentary about the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade talks being held between the European Union and the United States of America. Source: https://vimeo.com/channels/thetroublewithttip Published with permission of the producer Stephen Morris. Also see http://tiny.cc/stopttip
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Big Opportunities for Small Business
 
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“At a time when, both in the EU and the US, we have sluggish growth, we should be doing a lot better, trade is the antidote, the opportunity to enhance the values, the economic ties we already have,” said Congressman Erik Paulsen about the need for an ambitious TTIP agreement at the Atlantic Council last Friday, November 14. Congressman Paulsen addressed an audience of over 150 guests at the launch of our newest TTIP report, “TTIP: Big Opportunities for Small Business,” and spoke about how the TTIP agreement’s chapter on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will boost economic opportunities for small business on both sides of the Atlantic. “I think we are going to have significant trade momentum in the near future that boost growth for all business large and small,” Congressman Paulsen underlined. SMEs represent the vast majority of all firms on both sides of the Atlantic and are responsible for over two-thirds of net new job creation over the last decade in both the United States and the European Union. Yet, they face significant barriers when attempting to export their goods and services. The TTIP agreement would address some of these issues, but it is critical that the negotiators get the details right to maximize small business opportunities across the Atlantic. Congressman Paulsen’s remarks were followed by a high-level panel discussion, moderated by Atlantic Council Vice President Fran Burwell. Senior leaders from the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Delegation of the European Union in the United States discussed TTIP with small business owners and the executive vice president of FedEx. The issues of barriers to trade for SMEs became clear within the remarks from Roy Paulson, a small business owner who has dealt with cumbersome tariff and non-tariff transatlantic trade barriers when conducting business overseas. “We are working with two markets that have very high standards for health and human safety, and it would make so much more sense if the rules were written in the same way. This would be a significant cost savings,” said Paulson. To view and read the report about TTIP and Small Business please visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/ttip-sme-report For more information about the Atlantic Council's ongoing work on TTIP, please visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ttipaction. To receive our twice-weekly TTIPAction newsletter, please send an email to [email protected]
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Will our NHS be controlled by US corporate lawyers?
 
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http://www.ukipmeps.org | http://www.ukip.org • European Parliament, Brussels, 06 November 2014 • Bill Etheridge MEP, UK Independence Party (West Midlands), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group- www.billetheridge.co.uk - @BillDudleyNorth • Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) • Item on Agenda: 4.0 Briefing by the European Commission on TTIP(ITRE/8/01837) TTIP negotiations (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) • Full session - video stream http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20141105-1500-COMMITTEE-ITRE .................... • Video: EbS (European Parliament) .................................. • EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
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Jeremy Corbyn on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Jeremy Corbyn on 15 January 2015 in the House of Commons. He asks "why there is secrecy surrounding the negotiations. Is it because there are ante-rooms on either side of the Atlantic stuffed full of highly effective corporate lobbyists doing their best to develop their own interests? Should we not instead be demanding a free trade agreement that narrows the gap between the rich and the poor, that protects the advance of public services such as the national health service, that fundamentally protects food production, and that ensures that the best standards become the universal standards, rather than engaging in a race to the bottom that results in the worst standards becoming the norm on both sides of the Atlantic?"
TTIP: What the US-EU trade deal means for your food - BBC News
 
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What will the proposed EU-US free trade deal mean for the food on your plate? The European Parliament will vote on priorities for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on Wednesday. BBC News explains what's at stake for your steak. Video journalist: Mohamed Madi
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TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership - secret EU/US legal merger
 
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Stop TTIP - secret EU/US corporate legal merger to smash democracy TTIP: An economic NATO in formation ASLI AY http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=449&nID=72332&NewsCatID=396 Trade liberalization continues to be the lowest-hanging fruit that can boost global economic expansion. The United States, having committed to finalizing two major trade agreements in parallel – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the EU and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 12 Pacific nations – sits squarely in the center of this opportunity. While the TPP is largely driven by America’s desire to expand its ties to fast-growing Asia and give assurances to Pacific nations against real and perceived security threats from China, with the TTIP, the U.S. aspires to create a deeply integrated transatlantic market composed of the 28 EU member countries and the U.S. The TTIP is the economic NATO. The TTIP is the new frontier in trade liberalization, an effort to write the new global trade constitution, a blueprint for deep integration trade agreements for the 21st century. The question is: How can Turkey be included in the TTIP? When the U.S. and the EU launched the TTIP negotiations, Turkey requested a seat at the table, as per its rights as a country with a Customs Union with the EU. This request was duly rejected by both parties. The argument was that Turkey’s inclusion would “complicate the process,” which sounded like a technical excuse, but was actually a politically expedient one. Although Turkey has been vocal in its desire to develop a deeper trade relationship with the U.S., regrettably it has laid virtually none of the groundwork required to shape public opinion in the U.S. Thus, the decline of Turkey’s request was not surprising. For now, Turkey is stuck with a limited and toothless Bilateral Investment Treaty with the U.S., and while the 20-year-old Customs Union continues to be the foundation of the Turkey-EU economic relationship, it was never designed to bring the type of enhanced cohesion and deeper economic integration envisioned within the TTIP. Given the high stakes, Turkey cannot afford to give up. But what realistic option does Turkey have? In a relatively recent and important development, the U.S. has advocated for Japan’s eventual inclusion in the TPP through a provision called “docking,” a clause that would permit Japan and other countries to join the TPP at a later date without suffering any disadvantages. For docking to be an option for Turkey, the TTIP would need to include a generic docking clause in the agreement. Turkey should initiate a major lobbying effort with the U.S. administration, key leaders in Congress, and EU decision-makers to write the necessary docking provisions into the TTIP. This would grant all countries that have longstanding trade agreements with the U.S. or the EU the right to apply to and join the TTIP. Turkey should build a coalition of like-minded countries such as Australia, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Canada and Switzerland, among others. This must be done before the agreement goes to the U.S. Congress for a vote and to the EU Parliament for ratification. The central tenet of this campaign should be the “tipping point” argument. As the TTIP strives to set the global standards for deep integration trade agreements, it would be beneficial if all American and European allies with sizable economies could be signatories and participants. If there is any silver lining to this, it is the fact that Turkey still has about two years to pursue the opportunity to be included in the TTIP. Negotiations can only be completed after President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017. In all probability, the next U.S. president will sign the TTIP into law. Turkey has powerful arguments about why it should be included in the TTIP. The key message should be that the inclusion of Turkey in the TTIP would contribute visibly to the TTIP’s economic, strategic and political goals. Turkey’s alignment with the West has been a critical geostrategic issue for the U.S. and the EU, and a top political issue for Turkey for the last three quarters of a century. If successful, Turkey’s inclusion in the TTIP would be a crowning economic victory that would positively redefine this trilateral relationship. * Aslı Ay is the Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics in New York. She is also a Young Society Leader (YSL) of the American Turkish Society (ATS). This is an abridged version of the original article in Turkish Policy Quarterly’s Summer 2014 issue. For more information, visit www.turkishpolicy.com September/30/2014
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Video Position Paper - Orgalime and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership
 
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First in a new line of video position papers designed to attract wider audiences to issues affecting the European engineering industries.
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Noam Chomsky on TTIP
 
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Chomsky on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2lsEVlqts0
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TTIP: myths and facts - What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?
 
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What's TTIP? What does it imply? In some member states, there have been protests and controversial debates about TTIP. Part of them however is not always based on facts. We want to clarify some of the most common myths around TTIP.
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Barroso on US surveillance of the EU and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-660_en.htm At the press conference after the Berlin Round Table on Youth Employment on 3 July 2013 and following a short coordination meeting among participants President Barroso answered a question of a journalist on the impact of the alleged U.S. surveillance of the EU on the start of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the USA. If it goes through, TTIP will be the greatest transfer of power to transnational capital that we have ever seen in a generation.
Views: 73 Anne Saxon
Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, introduces TTIP, the free trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the EU and USA; talk given to Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique at Café Diplo, London, 4 November 2013
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Fracking in the EU pushed through by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
 
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Fracking bans are highly likely to be attacked under the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Lori Wallach (Public Citizen, USA) points out. The EU and the USA started the first round of negotiations in June 2013. Investment chapters or treaties give additional rights and powers to foreign investors, such as oil and gas companies like Lone Pine or Chevron (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKoNUFD58BI for more scary details). Fracking is an environmental risky form of extracting gas or oil by injecting chemicals under high pressure into shale or coal bedrock formations. We want to keep the right to say NO to such hazardous endeavours that put are water supplies at risk and fuel climate change.
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What role for intellectual Property Rights in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?
 
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SHORT CLIP ALDE spokesperson and shadow rapporteur for EU-US Trade Relations MEP Marietje Schaake cordially invites you to: What role for intellectual Property Rights in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? A panel discussion on Intellectual Property Right (IPR) provisions in the upcoming EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both the EU and the US have expressed their intent to include an IPR chapter in TTIP, though its final scope will be subject of negotiations. Given the vast economic potential of TTIP and the huge volume of trade in goods and services an IPR chapter seems unavoidable. To enable an open and fact-based discussion on the role of IPR in TTIP, she would like to facilitate an open discussion between experts, stakeholders and officials to explore the different aspects of IPR in TTIP. The outcomes of the discussion will provide valuable input for the MEPs and others interested in TTIP.
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Ambassador Vale de Almeida on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP -Third round of talks - 16 to 20 December 2013 in Washington DC EU Commission http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/ Read "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP Trade - European Commission The biggest trade deal in the world http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ttip/ Read "Op-ed by Ambassador Vale de Almeida in The Hill: "More Trade Brings More Jobs" here: http://www.euintheus.org/press-media/op-ed-by-ambassador-vale-de-almeida-in-the-hill-more-trade-brings-more-jobs/ Find more to Ambassador João Vale de Almeida here: http://www.euintheus.org/who-we-are/ambassadors-corner/
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The Promise and Potential Pitfalls of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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In July the United States and the European Union officially launched negotiations of a transatlantic free trade agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. These negotiations aim to harness the world's two largest economies by eliminating tariffs, easing foreign direct investment, and addressing regulatory differences. It has the potential to be the most valuable bilateral trade agreement in the world, but there are a number of political, legal and administrative challenges to realizing its full potential. Because of the economic importance of the U.S. and EU and because the negotiations have the explicit ambition of setting global standards, these talks have global implications. This talk will provide an overview of the negotiations focusing on both parties' ambitions, identifying likely challenges, and highlighting the distinctive politics that characterize the talks.
Toward the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - I. part
 
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The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of CEVRO Institute in cooperation with the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR), organized an international conference on Tuesday, 12th of November 2013 in Prague. The whole conference was accompanied by the director of PTCR, Alexandr Vondra. The aim of the conference was to analyze the interests and attitudes of the American, European, Czech and business perspective in the context of TTIP. In addition, speakers talked about the benefits of the agreement and obstacles it may face. Speakers: - Lutz Guellner, DG for Trade, European Commission - Lenka Zlámalová, Economic Analyst, Lidové noviny Daily - Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute - Weston Stacey, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic - Jan Mühlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation - Veronika Kuchynová Šmigolová, Ambassador, Czech Envoy in TTIP negotiations - Jan Zahradil, MEP, AECR Chairman Host: RNDr. Alexandr Vondra, director of the PCTR
TTIP: Features, Advantages And Benefits
 
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Who will win the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and benefit from the TTIP? The European Union? The US? Consumers? Should we be afraid of the consequences? The TTIP negotiations are the most open and transparent negotiations in the European Union’s history. Yet the public seems to often have a different view. There are also misconceptions and fallacies about certain areas the TTIP covers. Apart from investment-related issues the TTIP covers other topics such as market access, trade in services, the public-private sector, financial services, audiovisual and digital services, public procurement, energy, small and medium-sized companies, regulatory issues as well as sustainable development, environment and labour. For more news, reviews, insight and opinions about business in Central and Eastern Europe, go to Emerging-Europe.com
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - ISDS - TTIP - Save Our NHS
 
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TTIP deal poses 'real and serious risk' to NHS says leading QC. Vote Leave to protect our NHS, Democracy and Sovereignty! There is no other way out of TTIP!
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Assessing the Claimed Benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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MEP Helmut Scholz (DE), GUE/NGL Coordinator on the INTA Committee Kindly invites you to a press conference to present the report: "ASSESS_TTIP: Assessing the Claimed Benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)"* Written by OFSE (Austrian Foundation for Development Research); commissioned and financed by GUE/NGL Tuesday 08/04/2014, 10.30 am, European Parliament Press Room - Brussels (Anna Politkovskaya Room -- PHS 0A50) With the participation of Werner Raza (Project Leader), Bernhard Tröster, Rudi von Armin The study critically assesses the findings of the four main studies Ecorys (2009), CEPR (2013), CEPII (2013) and Bertelsmann/ifo commissioned by the European Commission to promote the TTIP.
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Meet the TTIP campaigners - BBC News
 
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is a deal to cut tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU countries, making it easier for companies on both sides of the Atlantic to access each other's markets. Industries it would affect include pharmaceuticals, cars, energy, finance, chemicals, clothing and food and drink. But not everyone believes it would be a good thing, as the BBC's Catrin Nye reports. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Islamic State's 'Most Wanted' https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX5GE4jXnF9bvF4C801cul3 World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
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Energy Trade in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Energy experts discuss how the proposed TTIP could expand fossil fuel exports from the U.S. to the EU, increase the EU's reliance on fossil fuel imports, limit the ability of governments to set the terms of energy policy, and restrict the development of localized renewable energy programs.
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TTIP: Might is Right - VPRO documentary - 2015
 
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The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) causes concern about the European right to self-determination. The most controversial part of TTIP is ISDS: investor-state dispute settlement that will make it possible for companies to sue governments that damage their investments. Tens of thousands of European citizens protested against TTIP, which would create the world’s largest free-trade zone. According to the Dutch government TTIP could be realized as soon as 2016. If the EU ratifies the trade agreement, critics fear that the scales will tilt toward North-American standards and values with regard to (food) safety, workers’ and consumer rights. In order to understand the potential consequences of this, VPRO Backlight traveled to Canada, which became one of the most sued countries in the world after it entered into a trade agreement with the US. With: Steve Verheul (Canadian negotiator), Gus van Harten (Canadian lawyer and ISDS expert), Nikos Lavranos (former negotiator for the Netherlands) and British Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight October 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Roland Duong Research: William de Bruijn Producers: Jolanda Segers, Bircan Unlu Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Concerns on the investment chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
 
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Lori Wallach isn't watching you, she's too busy with keeping an eye on Trade and Investment Agreements. In this short interview she is highlighting the threats of an investment chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The EU and the USA started the first round of negotiations in June 2013. Investment treaties create an outrageous system of extra juridical regulation - giving privileges and rights just to one party: foreign investors. Lots existing investor-to-state disputes clearly reveal that public policies are under attack! Fracking could be pushed through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTmw0UvsEXU.
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ARD Monitor -  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,TTIP (English subtitles) 30/01/2014
 
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Please be aware that there might be possible short comings due to the translation. (I'm open for suggested changes) The negotiations have been going on behind closed doors for months already. It is about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIPE between the EU and the USA. Critics fear a vast violations against Consumer Protections and Civil Rights. The European Commission and the German government are praising the aggreement which promises hundreds of thousands of jobs and the overcoming of the financial crisies. However, the presented facts rely on completely unrealistic scenarios, like for example the USA joining the European Union. Critics ask for a reconideration of this unprecedented advertisment campaign, they fear increasing loss of democracy and a decrease in consumer rights. This is highlighted by an secret strategic paper which is in hands of Monitor. #STOPTTIP_ https://www.campact.de/ttip/appell/
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The dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
 
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Grace Blakeley talks about the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and it's global impact. Sign the petition to stop TTIP: https://stop-ttip.org/ General overview of TTIP: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-ttip-and-six-reasons-why-the-answer-should-scare-you-9779688.html http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/trade-justice/more/inform/18078-what-is-ttip http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy How TTIP has allowed the Chevron oil dumping scandal in Ecuador: \Chevron: http://chevrontoxico.com/
TTIP Explained | CNBC International
 
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Proponents of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership say it will make trade and investment easier, but critics claim that the harmonization of regulations in such things as labour rights, food labelling and environmental issues don’t make economic sense. Subscribe to CNBC International: http://bit.ly/1eiWsDq Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternational Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CNBCi
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