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TACD Launches Vision for a Positive Consumer Agenda: New Rules for the Global Economy

Trade agreements — their scope, transparency and legitimacy — must now be re-imagined. Today, at the 17th TACD Annual Forum in Washington DC, we launch our vision for a positive consumer agenda. We provide a series of recommendations, proposing how regulatory cooperation measures outside of trade agreements can improve transatlantic markets for consumers and how, and with …

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TACD calls for the swift implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty in Europe

The Chairs of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue have written to members of the European Parliament and Member States permanent representations to the EU calling for a swift adoption of the European Commission’s proposal to implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually …

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New resolution on medicinal products and medical devices in the TTIP

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Today, TACD releases a new policy resolution on medicinal products and medical devices (considered as health technologies by WHO) in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The resolution offers a set of recommendations to the EU and US negotiators, stressing that TTIP should under no circumstances reinforce the monopoly power of pharmaceutical corporations, limit the freedom …

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TACD and its members urge EU leaders to protect citizens’ data in trade agreements

TACD, together with the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Consumers International, the European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi) sent an open letter to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. The letter urges the European Commission to protect consumers’ and citizens’ data in trade agreements, resist pressure and come …

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TACD calls on EU and US trade chiefs for more transparency in TiSA negotiations

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Ahead of the 21st round of negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), the Chairs of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue have written to Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative and Cecilia Malmström, the EU Trade Commissioner, urging increased transparency and stakeholder engagement in the trade talks. TACD calls upon the US to make public …

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