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The EU commission has claimed that there will be no lowering of food safety standards in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that is currently being negotiated with the United States. However, an examination of the EU’s negotiating position shows that they are already offering changes which could lead to increased amounts of pesticide residues [...]

[Updated on 10th March on the publication of the EAC report – see below] The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of the UK House of Commons is currently doing an inquiry into the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its impacts on the environment and the developing world. Yesterday they published the evidence that [...]

The EU and US are continuing in their attempts to negotiate a new “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” – or TTIP for short, including measures to increase regulatory harmonisation, to reduce tariffs and to create an ‘Investor State Dispute Mechanism’. As we wrote back in July 2014:  In CHEM Trust’s view proposals for enhanced regulatory [...]

Chemical Watch is reporting that the European Commission is re-organising responsibility for  the setting of criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), moving it from the Environment Directorate General (DG) to DG Health and Consumer Affairs (or ‘Sanco’), though DG Environment will remain in charge of overall EDC policy. In addition, responsibility for biocides and pesticides policies is [...]

The European Union (EU) and US are currently negotiating a new trade deal – the  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,  or TTIP for short. CHEM Trust – and many others – are worried that this deal could weaken controls on chemicals, particularly within Europe. We’ve got together with over 100 NGOs from Europe and the US [...]