Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a crucial element of the transatlantic economy. The EU and US are each other’s primary source of FDI. The investment chapter in the TTIP is hence a defining factor for its success, not only in establishing a ‘gold standard’ for other bilateral agreements but to raise the bar for strong investment protection generally. Earlier this year the European Commission launched a public consultation requesting input from stakeholders on provisions for investment protection. TABC supports the inclusion of a robust investment protection chapter including investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS) in the TTIP. The negotiations are an opportunity to review, improve and clarify rules established in current bilateral investment treaties which are already in place.