Trade Matters

From the foods we eat to the clothes we wear and the cars we drive, trade affects all of us every day, whether we realise it or not. Our families, our communities, and our world as a whole are better served when global supply can satisfy global demand. The European Union and the United States make up the largest and most dynamic trading relationship in the world – exchanging about $1 trillion in goods and services each year, and supporting more than 13 million jobs.

Better Trade Means Better Lives

By removing existing barriers to trade, we can better address societal concerns as a global community. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is our opportunity to strengthen economic competitiveness and improve the health, lives, and economic opportunity of individuals on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It can create several million jobs here in the EU, open up new gateways for innovation and collaboration, and most importantly, grant faster access to lifesaving medicines to patients everywhere. Simply put, better trade means better lives for us all.

For 140 years, Eli Lilly and Company has worked to make life better for people around the world. TTIP presents a once-in-a-generation chance to reach more patients than ever before. We don’t want to wait 140 years for another opportunity. Neither do patients. Neither should you.