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TTIP negotiations not even half done
An internal European assessment shows talks stalled on key issues.
EU and US mega deal sparks inflated emotions
Negotiations are about import tariffs but mainly about sanitary and phytosanitary standards, which can have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.
The VW scandal and what does it mean for TTIP?
The VW cheating scandal highlights how far we are from any mutual recognition of standards, and how fundamental differences are between the rule of law in the US and in the EU.
TTIP poised to gut US states’ ability to protect on toxic chemicals
EU proposals for EU-US trade deal threaten democratic process for protecting people and the environment
Cooperating to deregulate
In the EU institutions, a strategy to roll back “burdensome regulation” for businesses, has been unfolding for the better part of 15 years, and recently, this “Better Regulation Agenda” has been stepped up. This context combined with Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP could open up a new phase of hyper-deregulation.
TTIP vs food sovereignty
TTIP threatens our food future. In addition to campaigning against it, we need to work towards an alternative framework.
The regulatory cooperation chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: institutional structures and democratic consequences
This article focuses on the structure, scope, discipline, institutional design, enforcement and implementation of the envisaged horizontal chapter, often defined regulatory cooperation chapter.
Ex-minister seeks to outlaw TPP
Not content with suing the Japanese government, a lawyer and former Japanese agriculture minister has been leading a group who filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government
The risks of mutual recognition of voluntary industry standards within the context of a future EU - US trade agreement (TTIP) and alternative approaches
Report sets out the risks to the voluntary single standard system that would arise from the mutual recognition of European and US industry standards
TiSA - draft annex on domestic regulation (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
Latest Wikileaks dump raises concerns for regulation in Australia
A new dump of leaked secretive trade deal documents on WikiLeaks reveals an international agreement could prevent future Australian governments from introducing regulations around licensing, qualifications and technical standards, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
TiSA - draft annex on domestic regulation (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
The hidden costs of trade treaties
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.
Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Opponents of the trade deal being secretly negotiated between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam have moved the discussion beyond its putative impact on jobs and growth and closer to the agreement’s broader ramifications, writes the IUF’s Peter Rossman.
Commission publishes updated EU textual proposal on regulatory cooperation in TTIP negotiations
Today, the Commission published the updated EU textual proposal on regulatory cooperation, following the 9th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Regulatory cooperation: how an EU-US trade deal risks creating a labyrinth of red tape
Here are 10 reasons why the current European Commission proposal for regulatory cooperation poses serious risks to legislation and decision making in the public interest and is another reason why TTIP should be stopped.
Regulatory cooperation in TTIP: united in deregulation
Another aspect of the transatlantic trade and investment treaty (TTIP) talks is threatening to the public interest: "regulatory cooperation".
UPDATE: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung have today released an updated version of their publication on TTIP by John Hilary.
EU Commission sets out TTIP regulatory cooperation principles
The European Commission has published the draft legal text for a chapter on general regulatory cooperation which it presented to the US during the latest round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), held last week in Brussels.
Regulatory cooperation: perhaps boring, but the TTIP storm on the horizon
Regulatory cooperation is on the face of it one of the least exciting concepts within the TTIP negotiations. But it is the coming storm on the horizon.