TACD’s work on trade focuses on raising awareness to EU and US policymakers on the impact of trade agreements on consumers. Through its work on trade, TACD aims to strengthen the dialogue between consumer representatives and policymakers and provide recommendations on regulatory, economic and trade issues.
In the past, TACD was heavily involved in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and raising the consumer perspective. TACD raised a number of concerns in key areas of consumer policy and called on negotiators to ensure that the TTIP really benefited consumers and society. As of 2017, TTIP negotiations have been on hold.
- Resolution on Digital Trade (January 2019)
- Resolution on the EU’s Multilateral Investment Court (June 2018)
- Resolution on Positive Consumer Agenda: New Rules for the Global Economy (March 2017)
- Video: TACD’s Anna Fielder outlines consumer concerns on TTIP in interview (March 2014)
- Letter to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Ambassador Lighthizer calling for increased transparency in EU-US trade discussions on tariffs on Steel and Aluminium (April 2018)
- Letter to President Obama urging for more transparency in US-EU free trade deal negotiations (June 2015)
- Letter to United States Trade Representative demanding release of texts in TTIP (March 2015)
Letter to US and EU trade chiefs to call for publication of negotiation texts (January 2015)
- TACD response to European Ombudsman’s Public Consultation on transparency of TTIP (October 2014)
- Letter to incoming EU Trade Commissioner to initiate dialogue (October 2014)
- TACD response to EU Commission’s Public Consultation on ISDS in TTIP (October 2013)
- Civil society joint letter calling for full transparency about EU-U.S. trade negotiations (May 2014)
- TACD response to USTR Federal Register Notice on the launch of TTIP negotiations (May 2013)
- Letter to Ambassador Kirk and Commissioner De Gucht in response to announcement of the TTIP (March 2013)