food safety | sanitary and phytosanitary standards
If governments turn out to be absolutely desperate to sign FTAs with the US they won’t have much choice but to deal with an administration whose motto is “America first”, which may mean learning to love all our genetically modified produce, among other concessions.
Consumers could be exposed to American farming practices banned by the EU.
As published by the European Commission
The European Commission told the US and Canada that draft EU pesticides laws would “address the concerns” they had over possible trade restrictions on goods exposed to endocrine disruptors.
The election of Trump could well have significant long-term implications for global food security and efforts to tackle climate change.
India and the US continued to differ on the issue of intellectual property rights (IPR) norms in their bilateral trade and investment policy discussions
The US has expressed disappointment with a lack of progress on issues related to US pork imports to Taiwan in the latest round of talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.
The Brazilian government has discussed measures to eliminate internal obstacles and make free trade possible between member countries of the Southern Common Market.
European commission launches world’s first system for classifying and banning endocrine disruptors against a barrage of criticism
Seemingly insurmountable differences in food standards are threatening to sink trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union.
The leaked TTIP text provides important insights into the direction of the trade talks, and raises alarm bells for advocates of fair and sustainable food and farming systems.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could mean that genetically modified salmon will be sold as food to Europeans.
A dispute over the way Canadian slaughter plants wash beef and pork carcasses could prevent Canadian beef and pork producers from taking advantage of new market access granted under the pending Canada-Europe trade agreement.
But that meat must be produced according to EU standards,
which stipulate no growth hormones.
The latest TTIP proposals would allow ‘regulatory cooperation’ to affect the implementation of EU chemical laws
Deal’s fate rests on ‘talks about talks’ between senior officials as EU demands greater flexibility on imports.
The third round of negotiations between Georgia and EFTA will be held in February 2016.
’Death on a plate: TTIP, meat inspections and your food’ features the testimony of a mother whose daughter died from eating contaminated meat and comments by a government meat inspector and others in the food industry.
U.S. negotiators are looking to wrap up two new massive trade agreements that could threaten the continued viability of labeling laws to educate and protect consumers and support local food systems.
SPS provisions in TPP will further weaken and possibly conflict with global standards setting bodies on food and plant safety.