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


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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TACD responds to European Ombudsman’s consultation on transparency in the TTIP

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The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) has submitted a response to the European Ombudsman’s public consultation regarding transparency in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Since the EU-U.S. trade talks started in 2013, some positive steps have been taken by the European Commission to improve information transparency and stakeholder input into the negotiations, including the publication …

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Letter to new EU Trade Commissioner to initiate dialogue


In a letter to Cecilia Malmström, the Co-Chairs of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) requested a meeting to initiate a discussion between consumer representatives and the Commissioner that will soon represent the EU in negotiations with the U.S. on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Monique Goyens (Director General at BEUC – the European …

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EU-Canada trade agreement leaked text makes mockery of TTIP ISDS public consultation

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The text of the recently completed EU-Canada bilateral free trade agreement (known as CETA) has been leaked by a German media organisation. The text contains a chapter on Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) which makes a mockery of the recent EU public consultation on ISDS in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed …

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Trade: policy statements

2004 Briefing paper on REACH (pdf) Multilateral Disciplines to Phase Out Agriculture Dumping (pdf) REACH (pdf) 2003 Briefing Paper and Recommendations on Product Labels and Trade Rules (pdf) Product Labels and Trade Rules (pdf) 2001 Trade in Services (pdf) Global Access to Healthcare (pdf) 2000 Vehicle Safety Concerns (pdf) Principles of Harmonization (pdf) Ethical Labeling …

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Trade: briefing papers

2012 Statement on EU-US trade relations (pdf) 2007 Horizontal Regulatory Initiatives in EU-US Regulatory Co-operation (pdf) 2006 Statement on the implementation of REACH (pdf) 2004 Background paper on GATS Negotiations (pdf) 2001 Recommendations to Qatar WTO Ministerial (pdf) Briefing Paper on Mutual Recognition Agreements (pdf) 1999 On the Proposal to Launch a New Round of …

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Trade: letters

2004 Letter to Article 133 Committee Members re consideration of necessity tests (pdf) Letter to Dirk Bruinsma re Article 133 committee (pdf)

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