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

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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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TACD member makes consumer voice on nanomaterials heard during 7th round of TTIP negotiations

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Numerous TACD member organisations presented at the Stakeholder Forum on the margins of the seventh round of negotiations of the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which took place near Washington from September 29 – October 3, 2014. The forum was hosted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and gave stakeholders …

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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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2013 TACD Stakeholder Forum: “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: can it bring benefits to the people?”

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On 29 October 2013, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) hosted a public event that brought together a wide range of stakeholders to tackle these questions and many more. Over 200 representatives of consumer groups, other civil society organisations, industry, media and both the EU and US government took part in lively debate and exchange on …

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