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AFTINET: Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myths and Realities document, June 2015
30-Jun-2015 Scoop The Australian government misrepresents the claims of critics and fails to address substantial criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership, says civil society network AFTINET.
25-Jun-2015 Le Courrier International
Les traités de libre-échange avec le Canada (Ceta) et les EtatsUnis (TTIP) ne menacent pas les normes européennes, assurent les négociateurs de Bruxelles. Pourtant, ils mobilisent associations et société civile et divisent les eurodéputés
Suite à la décision du président du Parlement Européen le 10 juin de reporter le vote consultatif des eurodéputés sur le sujet, il faut se rendre à l’évidence : c’est la mobilisation citoyenne qui fait actuellement avancer le dossier.
The free trade treaties with Canada (CETA) and the United States (TTIP) are not threatening European standards, the negotiators in Brussels assure us. Yet environmental and food safety regulations have already been weakened.
Par cette décision, la Commission européenne fait le choix d’envoyer un signal au gouvernement étasunien et aux entreprises : l’Union européenne ne fermera plus son marché aux importations d’OGM.
22-Apr-2015 New York Times
Fast-track must be defeated, and a solid debate about TPP must be opened among well-informed representatives, with plenty of public input, says renowned food writer Mark Bittman.
EU-US trade talks should pick up steam once “fast-track” bill is voted through Congress, says top US farm lobbyist Bob Young
Bob Young, Deputy Executive Director at the American Farm Bureau Federation, talks with journalist Rose O’Donovan (AGRA FACTS) about on-going agricultural developments in negotiations towards a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The EU commission has claimed that there will be no lowering of food safety standards in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is currently being negotiated with the United States. However, an examination of the EU’s negotiating position shows that they are already offering changes which could lead to increased amounts of pesticide residues in food in the EU in the future.
25-Mar-2015 Peru This Week
Peru hopes to upgrade access to the US market for farm products.
The EU-US free trade agreement, TTIP, is a big lie, says Thilo Bode, the director of the NGO Foodwatch, discussing his latest book on the transatlantic trade deal.
Pact with Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — to be expanded to other countries later on — seen as a stepping stone to full fledged FTA
South Korea says it’s banning imports of Canadian beef after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “mad cow disease,” was found on a northern Alberta farm earlier this week, despite reassurances from Canada’s agriculture minister the case would not impact Canadian beef trade.
The trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU threatens public health, consumer rights and animal welfare standards, shows new analysis today by food and trade experts
21-Jan-2015 Western Morning News
The competitiveness of UK poultry producers is at risk if the EU-US trade negotiations proceed on the basis that products are of an ’equivalent’ standard.
No clear majority has so far emerged among EU states for a free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and both sides need to explain the benefits of such a deal, the EU’s health chief said.
The United States’ decision to lift its long-standing ban on EU beef imports is not a trade-off as part of the ongoing transatlantic free-trade talks, the European Commission has said.
Two think tanks - the Centre for European Policy Studies and the Center for Transatlantic Relations - lay out possible "landing zones" on agriculture and food regulations in the TTIP
This brochure explains how TTIP will promote the industrial model of food and farming, further threatening the survival of small family farms, local food initiatives, standards for healthy and safe food, animal welfare, the environment, and public health.
18-Nov-2014 China Daily
An unprecedented agreement was signed by agriculture tycoons from China and Australia on Monday providing that food from Australia sold to China will be of the highest quality and "marked under one brand and under one logo".
The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament is pleased to invite you to a conference on 10 December 2014 on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming.