Easier Access to US Market: Reps. of Micro- and Nanotechnology Industry in Favor of TTIP

The IVAM Executive Panel is the trend indicator cator for the micro- and nanotechnology industry. The IVAM Microtechnology Network conducts brief periodic surveys among selected opinion leaders and executives. (Source: IVAM)

The IVAM Executive Panel is the trend indicator cator for the micro- and nanotechnology industry. The IVAM Microtechnology Network conducts brief periodic surveys among selected opinion leaders and executives. (Source: IVAM)

Micro- and nanotechnology experts in Germany think that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US would give impetus to their industry. In a survey among leading industry representatives conducted by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the majority said that the German micro- und nanotechnology industry would profit from the partnership.
The experts are convinced that TTIP would make it easier for German high-tech companies to access the US market. Presently, especially export laws are posing high barriers to trade, which the free trade agreement would help to reduce. This would have a positive impact on the export of high-tech products to the US. Whether the negotiations about TTIP are going to be successful is a question the industry representatives are uncertain about. Less than half (41 %) are convinced that the partnership will eventually come about. Just as many refrain from making a prediction.
Those who are sceptical of TTIP’s conclusion think that in some areas too many different approaches make it impossible to come to an agreement. Supporters fear that conflicting interests not only between the USA and the EU, but also within a discordant Europe. The majority think that both regions – the USA and the EU – would profit to the same extent. (Source: Laser Technik Journal 1 / 2015 )

Links: IVAM Fachverband für Mikrotechnik

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