The EU–USA free trade negotiations (TTIP ) and their relevance for music in Europe

In July 2013 the European Union and the USA started negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The negotiation mandate is held by the European Union’s Trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht. The session will look into possible consequences of such a trade agreement for the music sector, and in particular highlight the importance of excluding culture and audiovisual services from the negotiations and the agreement. Participants of the session are invited to share their views and inform of the debate in their countries in order to gain a better picture of the discussions across Europe.

Information and exchange session led by Simone Dudt