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Tim Bennett

About Tim Bennett

Tim Bennett is Director-General/CEO of Trans-Atlantic Business Council. He has held senior positions in the U.S. Government (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative), including as a lead US negotiator in multilateral trade negotiations in Geneva, as chief negotiator for bilateral trade and investment issues with Mexico leading up to NAFTA, as chairman of five inter-agency trade policy committees, and as the U.S. Trade Attaché in the US Mission to the European Union. He also served as Vice President of Steptoe’s international trade and investment consulting arm. Immediately prior to joining TABC, Bennett was a DC-based consultant providing an array of services in government affairs, association management, and international trade and investment policy.

With the US Presidential Election This Year, 2016 Is Critical For the TTIP Negotiations

2016 is a very critical year for TTIP, and a conclusion of negotiations couldn’t come soon enough for small and medium size companies (SMEs). Nearly 95,000 out of the 28 million US SMEs export to the EU, while about 150,000 of the 20 million SMEs in the EU export to the US Most SMEs do not have the human, financial, or time resources that larger companies have to develop export markets when faced with tariffs, complex customs procedures, duplicative and expensive regulatory approval requirements. These barriers are cost prohibitive for too many SMEs.  Continue reading With the US Presidential Election This Year, 2016 Is Critical For the TTIP Negotiations