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: letters

2015 Letter to President Obama urging for more transparency in US-EU free trade deal negotiations Letter to United States Trade Representative demanding release of texts in TTIP 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 …

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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

2016 Consumer concerns about new genetic engineering techniques (pdf) Proposed chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in TTIP – Update of January 2016 Resolution (pdf) Proposed EU chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (pdf) | Fact sheet (pdf)  Nutrition, Obesity and Diet Related Disease (pdf) Antimicrobials in Animals Raised for Food (pdf) 2013 The Approach to …

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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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Food: government responses

2002 Response from FDA regarding Antibiotics Use in Animals 2001 Response from Commissioner Byrne regarding the Ban on the use of Fluoroquinolones in Poultry Response from Commissioner Byrne regarding Pesticide Residues in Food 2000 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Food 1999 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Food

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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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Information society: policy statements

2016 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Proposal 2015 TACD Statement in response to the European Court of Justice ruling on Safe Harbor agreement  The open and neutral Internet  – updated (pdf) 2014 The open and neutral Internet (pdf) 2013 E-commerce in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) Data Flows in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership …

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