MBB Policy Executive attends International Trade Committee

MBB Policy Executive attends International Trade Committee

MBB Policy Executive Mark Seychell attended the International Trade Committee on behalf of Business Agenda in order to report upon the much-awaited vote on the own-initiative report on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), tabled by S&D MEP Bernd Lange. The report was approved by 28 votes to 13, and was sent to Plenary for approval. The vote, however, was postponed by President Schultz due to the huge number of requests for amendments and the lack of agreement among the S&D Group on the controversial Investor-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which would grant investors the right to bypass domestic courts and sue governments before a panel of “arbitrators”.

Mr Seychell’s visit was sponsored by the European Parliament.