Focus on: TTIP and (de)regulation
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
As leaked by Lobby Control
Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office.
Paris would like to “copy-paste” key passages from the EU-Canada free trade agreement, concluded this week, particularly those relating to the arbitration court that is such a controversial issue in Europe.
America, where GMOs have been in the human supply chain for more than two decades, want their currently banned crops to be imported into Europe.
This legal opinion focuses on the institutionalized regulatory cooperation envisaged in CETA and TTIP.
The negotiations the EU are having with the US over TTIP would lead to new governance structures and procedures with a central objective of eliminating trade and investment barriers.
For TTIP to work, the EU needs to become more transparent.