US Trade Representative urged to respond to TACD’s repeated request for transparency

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Ahead of the upcoming negotiation round for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in April, our Co-Chairs wrote to Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative, on behalf of TACD. We urged him again to release documents in the trade talks. Pointing to a letter from January that called for increased transparency, but which so far has …

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TACD comments on draft TTIP Resolution by European Parliament’s International Trade Committee

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TACD has written to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA), who are currently deliberating on a Draft Report containing the Parliament’s recommendations to the Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). EU and US consumer groups commented on the initial Draft Report, highlighting positive points and …

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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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Can we afford our medicines?

R. MALPANI, BERDOUGO, G.FANJUL, Nessa CHILDERS

On 12 November 2014, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) together with a number of other NGOs organised the conference “Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe”. The event drew a large crowd in the European Parliament and will hopefully be a turning point in the fight for universal access to …

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New Resolution on Access to Medicines

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The Intellectual Property Committee of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) has adopted a new resolution on access to medicines. In the European Union and in the United States the cost of medicines is creating a growing financial burden for patients and health systems. TACD calls for new and fair incentives for biomedical innovation that promote …

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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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