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Timothy Brightbill Discusses State-Owned Enterprises at T-TIP Stakeholder Meeting

Bloomberg BNA
May 22, 2014

A presentation by Wiley Rein International Trade partner Timothy C. Brightbill was covered by Bloomberg BNA yesterday in an article about the fifth round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations between the United States and the European Union.

Mr. Brightbill, who represents numerous U.S. industries in trade litigation and trade policy matters, addressed the negotiators at yesterday’s stakeholder meeting in Arlington, Virginia.  His comments focused on the U.S. and the EU exercising leadership in addressing the negative impact of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the global marketplace, according to the article.

In China, SOEs dominate the markets in financial services, telecommunications, and other service industries, Mr. Brightbill noted.  He added that the T-TIP may represent the best opportunity to establish gold-standard disciplines for SOEs.