Lack of Transparency Around TTIP

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  • Published: 25 November 2014
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Washington, DC, USA
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement presently being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and the United States, aims to remove the trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make trans-Atlantic trade easier. The European Comission (EC) has released new documents on chemicals. According to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), there are no new information given. Instead the text raises more questions around the impact of TTIP on laws that protect people and the environment from toxic chemicals.
Therefore, CIEL renews their call to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the EC to publish all TTIP negotiating proposals and texts related to chemicals. In their opinion there still is a continued lack of transparency around TTIP

"Regulatory differences between the EU and US that include stronger protections for people and the environment, targeted by TTIP as non-tariff “barriers” to trade, are not per se problems that need to be swept away via trade policy.", is said in the CIEL Statement.

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