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Focus on: TTIP and (de)regulation


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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: 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.
Regulatory harmonization in international trade: A categorical or conditional imperative?
The idea that regulatory convergence leads to "more trade" stands on weak empirical grounds.
Rights for business, not for people: the EU agenda
This report explains how the European Union is aggressively pursuing special rights for businesses whilst hampering efforts to hold corporations responsible for the human rights violations they commit.
Small business still waiting for TTIP breakthrough
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.
The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound
What have governments learned from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word: nothing.
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.
The planned regulatory cooperation between the European Union and Canada and the USA according to the CETA and TTIP drafts
This legal opinion focuses on the institutionalized regulatory cooperation envisaged in CETA and TTIP.
The post-TTIP transatlantic cooperation on trade: Stepping up conformity assessment
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.
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.
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
The TTIP of the spear
Selling Europe’s trade agreement with America as “strategic” has problems
The Volkswagen scandal and TTIP
The Volkswagen scandal has, above all, shown to the general public what had long been clear to people in Europe who are campaigning for better air quality: the car industry has too much influence on politics in Europe.
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.
This is how Big Business negotiated the TTIP
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.
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
Trading away protection
Emerging threats from the EU-US trade talks on confomity assessments and regulatory cooperation.
TTIP chief negotiators address regulatory concerns
When it comes to chemical regulations, there will be no harmonisation, just cooperation, the TTIP negotiators say.
TTIP negotiations not even half done
An internal European assessment shows talks stalled on key issues.
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