Journal of International Law’s Nov. 5 forum to focus on the rapidly evolving landscape of global trade

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Mark your calendars: The University of Baltimore’s Journal of International Law will hold a symposium on Thursday, Nov. 5, “The International Trade Landscape: TPA, TPP, TTIP & More.”

The symposium will address the rapidly evolving landscape of international trade and development and will focus on several trade-agreement negotiations under way throughout the world. Through these agreements, the United States and its trading partners seek to encourage modernization, economic growth and job creation.

The U.S. is currently a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which engages Pacific-Rim countries in an agreement to lower trade barriers and to establish an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. The U.S. also is working with the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims to promote multilateral economic growth. Most recently, in June, Congress passed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – also known as fast-track negotiating authority — which gives enhanced power to the president in negotiations on major trade agreements with Asia and Europe.

The symposium will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the 12th-floor reading room of the Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201). A reception will follow. Please RSVP by Oct. 29 to www.ubalt.edu/calendar.

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