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TTIP: SER’s advisory report on TTIP

Translation of SER’s advisory report 2016/04: TTIP, 15 April 2016

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Translation of Key points of SER’s advisory report: TTIP, 15 April 2016


The Minister of Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, has requested the Social and Economic Council (SER) to provide recommendations on guarantees for labour standards in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The request for recommendations refers to a number of concerns within society regarding TTIP, such as pressure on labour standards in Europe, job losses, and the loss of discretionary power in the area of public services. The Council’s advisory report discusses not only these concerns and objections but also the guarantees in TTIP for protecting public interests. It considers in particular – but not exclusively – protection in the social context, including the position of employees and the potential consequences that TTIP will have for them.

By providing its advice, the Council hopes to contribute to well-considered assessment of the content and procedures of TTIP by the Dutch Government and the Dutch Parliament. What conditions must a TTIP agreement meet? The report does not, however, express any judgment on TTIP. That would be impossible, given that negotiations between the EU and the US are still ongoing.


Advisory report (PDF, 3108 kB)


Key points of SER’s advisory report on TTIP
Key points of SER’s advisory report on TTIP
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Advisory report and Key points