TTIP will benefit small Danish and American businesses, Ambassador Gifford argues. Photo: Colourbox The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – which the European parliament calls “the most ambitious and wide-ranging trade deal the EU has ever negotiated” – will have major benefits on both sides of the Atlantic, US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford writes. Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time listening to people all over the Kingdom of Denmark. In dozens of cities, towns and small communities where I’ve been, speaking with farmers, labourers, teachers, students, business executives, bankers, mayors and ministers, I have heard a common theme underlying many of the questions, arguments and comments I’ve received: that Denmark is rightly proud to be an innovative, green, creative and humane member of the Western community of democracies and free markets. I feel the best way we can achieve those goals of mutual economic growth, mutually open markets, mutual high standards and mutual success is through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or “TTIP”. I have followed the debate building in Denmark in recent months about this free trade agreement, and I welcome and applaud it. A deal as big and important… Read full this story
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