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Focus on: TTIP and (de)regulation


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Civil society organizations call on Commission to ensure transparency in trade talks
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.
Trading away protection
Emerging threats from the EU-US trade talks on confomity assessments and regulatory cooperation.
EU-US FTA: EU negotiating mandates (Apr 2019)
As agreed by the European Council
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.
EU-US engagement on regulatory issues
Leaked from the European Commission
EU hopes to use prior trade negotiations in new talks with US
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.
Regulatory harmonization in international trade: A categorical or conditional imperative?
The idea that regulatory convergence leads to "more trade" stands on weak empirical grounds.
CETA and TTIP threaten the EU’s precautionary principle
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
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.
Leaked TTIP documents: threats to regulatory protections
Europe, beware. The leaked TTIP text confirms that the United States is trying to export its failed regulatory model.
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.
Obedience: Hereafter, the US will have the final word on European laws!
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.
TTIP: Big business and US to have major say in EU trade deals, leak reveals
Document obtained by campaign group shows legislation will be influenced before it reaches European Parliament
Latest round of TTIP talks boost momentum
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.
France sees the EU-Canada agreement as a ‘template’ for TTIP
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.
United States and Europe disagree on GM crops
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.
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.
Better Regulation, TTIP under the radar?
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.
Why TTIP is stuck in the muck
For TTIP to work, the EU needs to become more transparent.