EU External Trade: USA

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which provisions under negotiation for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are not a matter of EU competence and will require ratification by each EU member state.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 26 January 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiating directives adopted by the Council call for an ambitious agreement which would include areas of Member State competence, such as parts of portfolio investment, aspects of taxation and protections against expropriation.

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