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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.
6-Aug-2013 Al Jazeera
Two cases this August involving food poisoning highlight a growing public concern with food safety, raising concerns about the globalisation of the food supply.
12-Jul-2013 Public Service Europe
Topics where EU and US politicians and stakeholders’ interests clash — such as public procurement, data protection, financial services and agricultural issues like geographical indicators and sanitary and phytosanitary measures – will prove the most problematic during talks.
Accord de libre-échange UE-USA : La Confédération paysanne réaffirme sa détermination à lutter contre la malbouffe et la pression des multinationales américaines
Alors que s’ouvraient ce lundi 8 juillet 2013 les négociations entre la Commission européenne et les Etats-Unis pour libéraliser les échanges commerciaux, le syndicat, auditionné en groupe de travail à l’Assemblée nationale, exprimait ses craintes quant aux conséquences du futur accord.
As the EU has just approved the use of lactic acid to decontaminate beef, it will not be able to oppose the entry of US beef produced this way under the EU-US FTA
L’Europe vient d’approuver la décontamination chimique avec de l’acide lactique de la viande bovine, comme quoi elle ne pourra s’opposer à de telles pratiques coté américain sous l’accord de libre-échange USA/UE.
31-May-2013 The Hill
American officials and beef producers are reveling in a new safety designation for US cattle and see the change as particularly relevant to ongoing Transpacific trade negotiations.
To export agricultural goods, the US also exports food safety standards. The US Department of Agriculture and the US Trade Representative will soon see if the member governments of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will accept the way US chicken processors butcher the bird.
US consumer groups raised concerns on Wednesday about the proposed free trade agreement between the US and the EU, which they said could weaken government health, environmental and food safety regulations and undermine privacy on the Internet.
21-May-2013 Farm Futures
Coalition of ag organizations says previous talks through Trans-Pacific Partnership should be used as model for EU agreement
27-Mar-2013 Times of India
India’s largest dairy co-operative - Amul - has requested the commerce ministry to relook at the EU-India Free Trade Agreement.
Food safety, GMO cultivation and France’s cherished “cultural exception” for audiovisual services are non-negotiable areas in view of upcoming EU-US free trade talks, the French stressed. The message was apparently well received by the European Commission in Brussels.
Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-hua said Monday that the ban on US pork containing leanness-enhancing drugs will "definitely" not be lifted while he is in office. Jiang was speaking two weeks before the issue is likely to be put on the agenda of an important round of trade talks between Taiwan and the United States.
Brussels and Washington want to deepen a relationship that accounts for a third of global trade, and ending the EU import ban on live pigs and beef washed in lactic acid is meant to show the Europeans are serious about a deal.
L’Europe prend acte de l’impasse des négociations à l’Organisation mondiale du commerce et multiplie les accords bilatéraux. Elle vient d’assouplir sa position sur l’importation de viande en provenance des Etats-Unis.
29-Jan-2013 La Presse Canadienne
Le ministère des Affaires étrangères du Japon a annoncé lundi qu’il permettrait l’importation de viande bovine provenant de bêtes âgées de moins de 30 mois, et ce, à compter du 1er février.
Like putting an astronaut on Mars, a US-EU bilateral transatlantic trade deal has been a long-held dream of policy makers that seemed always out of reach. Yet Brussels and Washington are edging closer to the launch pad.
The New Year has barely begun and European trade negotiators are already in Ottawa for more work on a comprehensive, "gold standard" Canada-EU trade and investment deal (CETA), reports Stuart Trew
3-Dec-2012 Food Poisoning Bulletin
A bipartisan group has asked the Obama Administration to ensure public health is protected as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is negotiated. Two countries involved in this agreement, Vietnam and Malaysia, are seafood exporters and have raised red flags.
12-Nov-2012 Phuket Business News
ASEAN and Chinese leaders are set to ink two Free Trade Agreements at a bilateral summit later this month: one on sanitary and phytosanitary (animal and plant health) standards; the other would give officials more flexibility in facilitating growth between ASEAN and China.
The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations, which Mexico is to join in December, are threatening to eliminate the last defences of the country’s agricultural sector.