Information society: overview

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TACD work in the area of Information Society aims to promote the recognition and improvement of consumer rights in the digital world. With consumers increasingly relying on the Internet for work, shopping and social life, it is more important than ever that the appropriate regulatory frameworks are in place to ensure their safety and privacy. …

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Intellectual property: overview

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TACD’s work on intellectual property (IP) focuses on promoting a more balanced IP system in which the needs and rights of consumers are given equal consideration to those of rights holders. TACD promotes an IP system that effectively promotes innovation while maintaining access for users. Read TACD’s Policy Recommendations on Intellectual Property Read TACD’s Briefing …

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TTIP: overview

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed EU-US free trade agreement currently being negotiated. With tariffs between the two economic blocks at historic lows, the negotiations are focussing on dismantling other ‘barriers to trade’. A key aim for the TTIP is to bring rules and regulations on both sides of the Atlantic …

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TTIP: policy statements

2013 Regulatory Coherence (pdf) Investor-State Dispute Resolution (pdf) Financial Regulation (pdf) Food and Nutrition-Related Issues (pdf) Data Flows (pdf) E-commerce (pdf) Intellectual Property Rights (pdf) Chemicals Regulation (pdf)

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TTIP: letters

2015 Letter to US and EU trade chiefs to call for publication of negotiation texts 2014 TACD response to European Ombudsman’s Public Consultation on transparency of TTIP Letter to incoming EU Trade Commissioner to initiate dialogue TACD response to EU Commission’s Public Consultation on ISDS in TTIP Civil society joint letter calling for full transparency about …

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TACD calls on US and EU trade chiefs to publish negotiating texts

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Ahead of the 8th round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Co-Chairs of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) wrote to the US and EU negotiators. They urged Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative, and Cecilia Malmström, the EU Trade Commissioner, to increase transparency in the trade talks. Pointing to the …

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Consumers support European Parliament Committee’s Draft Opinion on data flows in TTIP

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TACD has written to Members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), who are currently preparing an opinion on recommendations to the European Commission concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). LIBE is urging the responsible Committee on International Trade to incorporate its suggestions on privacy, data protection and …

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European Commission releases report on ISDS consultation

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The European Commission has published today the results of the public consultation on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) as part of the US-EU trade negotiations (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP). TACD provided substantive comments to this consultation, alongside hundreds of other civil society organisations and over 145,000 citizens. In its press-release the Commission indicates that …

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Food: overview

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TACD work in the area of food aims to ensure that food policy makers within the EU and US take actions that promote consumer interests. Particular focuses are on improving food safety, tackling the obesity pandemic and ensuring that appropriate information is provided on food products to help consumers make healthy choices. Read TACD’s Policy …

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Food: policy statements

2013 The Approach to Food and Nutrition-Related Issues in the TTIP (pdf) 2012 Food Safety Rapid Alert Notification Systems (pdf) 2011 Antimicrobials in Animal and Food Production (pdf) 2008 Food Products from Cloned Animals – revised (pdf) Nutrition Disclosure for Restaurant Foods (pdf) Country of Origin Labeling (pdf) 2007 Food Products from Cloned Animals (pdf) …

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Food: letters

TACD has sent a number of letters to EU and US governments in relation to policy developments related to food. 2011 Comments on Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts (pdf) 2004 Letter to Tommy G. Thompson regarding WHO draft Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (pdf) Letter to Commissioner Byrne …

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