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Proposed plans for US/EU trade deal would weaken health, consumer, worker, environmental protections

Current proposals being floated as part of the TTIP negotiations would grant foreign governments and cooperations an increased opportunity to influence public protections in both the EU and the US warn more than 170 environmental, health, labour and consumer organisations in an open letter.

The letter addressed to Ambassador Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative of the Executive Office of the President and the EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht, expresses deep concerns from the group of organisations about proposals for "regulatory cooperation" between the United States and European Union under the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

HEAL signed on to this letter available here

A press release from the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is available here

Originally posted on 14 May 2014

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