Product Safety and Chemicals: overview


TACD’s work in the area of product safety and chemicals aims to ensure that consumer products, including those resulting from emerging technologies (i.e. nanotechnology, synthetic biology, etc) are safe and beneficial to citizens and do not lead to new hazards in consumer products and the environment. Work will particularly focus on addressing research gaps, regulatory …

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Product Safety and Chemicals – policy statements

2016 TACD Resolution on resolution on better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) | Fact sheet 2013 TACD NANO 03-13 Regulation of Chemicals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 2011 TACD NANO 02-11 Reporting schemes 2009 TACD NANO 01-09 Consumer Products Containing Nanoparticles

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TACD responds to USTR anouncement of Public Interest Advisory Committee

TACD has responded to the US Trade Representative (USTR) proposal for a new public interest trade advisory committee, which would provide input to trade negotiations such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The new committee would include members from consumer protection, international development and public health organizations. “TACD has been asking for more …

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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: government responses

2004 Response from Members of 133 Services Committee-EC (pdf) Response from Full Members of 133 Committee-GATS to TACD Recommendations (pdf) 2002 Response from Commissioner Pascal Lamy re Early Warning Systems (pdf) 2001 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Electronic Commerce and Trade (pdf) 1999 Response from EC Services to TACD Recommendations on Trade …

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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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Product safety: overview


TACD work on product safety is concerned with promoting more effective regulatory approaches to deal with the ever-escalating number of products imported into the EU and US. TACD encourages improved EU-US information sharing and communication regarding dangerous products as well as joint initiatives such as the inspection of overseas manufacturing plants and food production facilities.

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