Focus on: TTIP and (de)regulation
A cooperation plan between Brussels and Washington reportedly includes attempts to revive parts of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that focus on regulatory cooperation regarding new technologies.
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
The European Union is prepared to lower barriers for US agricultural goods such as GMOs as part of a mini trade deal, but don’t expect bigger concessions like cutting tariffs or changing EU laws, an EU official said.
US trade negotiators, Agriculture Secretary, and American farm interests have all been crystal clear: the precautionary principle must go, and now is the time to finally axe it.
More than 100 Civil society organisations demand a stop to trade talks that will further endanger EU rules on health and the environment and aggravate the climate crisis. A change of course is needed.
A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal.
The European Commission published its proposal for an EU-US agreement on conformity assessment for industrial products, in line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in trade negotiations.
European civil society organizations published an open letter to the Trade Commissioner-designate and the President of the European Commission regarding the lack of transparency in the ongoing EU-US trade talks.
Emerging threats from the EU-US trade talks on confomity assessments and regulatory cooperation.
As agreed by the European Council
Conformity assessment cooperation does not imply cooperation on the content of regulatory disciplines, making it a less ambitious mechanism than as had been initially intended under the TTIP.
Leaked from the European Commission
The EU’s reasoning is that it wouldn’t make sense to throw out all the previous work done on regulatory cooperation and start anew, EU sources said.
The idea that regulatory convergence leads to "more trade" stands on weak empirical grounds.
Le principe de précaution pourrait passer à la trappe dans les accords de l’UE avec le Canada et les États-Unis. Et remettre en cause les interdictions du bœuf aux hormones ou des OGM
A report ‘A Dangerous Regulatory Duet’ explains how lobby groups of major multinationals, influenced the negotiations of the trade treaty between the European Union and the United States.
Europe, beware. The leaked TTIP text confirms that the United States is trying to export its failed regulatory model.
When it comes to permits and product licensing, the US is a patchwork of different rules and regulations. When selling within Europe, it is straightforward.
Freedom – it is the ability to collectively choose our destiny. Liberty, by definition, can only be conceived and expressed within a framework that respects sovereignty.
Document obtained by campaign group shows legislation will be influenced before it reaches European Parliament