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TTIP: covert attacks on democracy and regulation
The EU Commissions’ proposals on "regulatory cooperation" poses a threat to regulation that protect our health, the environment and our welfare - and they are a threat to democracy.
Assessing regulatory impact of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – analysis
This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.
Chemical industry using TTIP ‘to attack the precautionary principal’
The last 12 months have seen a surge of attacks against the EU’s precautionary principle, with some law firms considering it a potential obstacle to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
EU and US insurers support including financial services market access and regulatory cooperation in TTIP
Insurance Europe, the American Insurance Association and the American Council of Life Insurers have issued a statement supporting the inclusion of market access and regulatory cooperation in financial services in TTIP.
A plan only banksters will love: WikiLeaks reveals trade deal pushing global financial deregulation
Democracy Now! discuss the leaked text with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and author of "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority."
Groups warn US-EU deal threatens important safeguards
A wide range of US consumer, family farm, environmental, Internet freedom, labor and other organizations gathered outside a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) negotiating summit today in order to expose the pact as more about deregulation than “trade”
Leaked: US and EU chemical lobbies fighting to “freeze” industry regulation
Newly leaked documents from the chemical industries in the United States and European Union depict a joint effort to guide bilateral trade talks in a way that legal and public interest analysts warn would irreparably weaken the ability of governments in both continents to regulate toxic chemicals.
Chemical industry secretly manipulating US-EU trade negotiations (TTIP)
A report published today by ClientEarth and CIEL shows that a leaked proposal from lobby groups, the American Chemistry Council and the European Chemical Industry Council, to the US-EU trade negotiations would damage future protective legislation on toxic chemicals.
TTIP: A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy.
This new booklet, written by John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, explains in short what TTIP is and how it will affect the lives of all of us if it comes into force.
US pushes for greater transparency in EU business regulation
The US is using transatlantic trade negotiations to push for a fundamental change in the way business regulations are drafted in the EU to allow business groups greater input earlier in the process.
Advancing regulatory cooperation in the Transatlantic trade and investment partnership
Position paper from Business Europe
Leaked proposal for EU-US trade deal increases business power in decision-making
A leaked EU negotiation proposal for the EU-US trade agreement reveals the European Commission’s plans to fundamentally change the way regulations will be adopted in the future, says the activist group CEO
Who regulates best, the US or EU? #TTIP
The US and European trade union movements don’t want to see any weakening of standards through TTIP. Froman and deGucht have said they don’t want that either, but successive trade deals have done precisely that.
Toxic trade deal: Friends of the Earth decries industry efforts to weaken regulation of chemicals associated with breast cancer, autism, infertility
Statements made at a US government hearing by the American Chemistry Council, the trade association of multinational chemical companies lobbying for the US-EU trade deal, highlight the risks to public health, report Friends of the Earth
Consumer groups worry US-EU trade pact will weaken health, privacy regulations
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.
The Push for a Single Unified North American Regulatory Regime
The proposed Canada-U.S. trade and security perimeter agreement supports the process of deregulation. This new bilateral undertaking is being sold as vital to the safety and prosperity of both countries. A North American security perimeter goes well beyond keeping the U.S. safe from any perceived threats. It is a means to secure trade, resources and corporate interests. Much like the whole deep integration agenda, regulatory harmonization is taking incremental steps with the goal of achieving a single unified North American regulatory regime.