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Analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety and animal and plant health

The TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, being negotiated behind closed doors could create a free trade zone of 800 million. The Investor-State dispute settlement provision allows corporations to sue states in 3-judge arbitration courts where the state cannot sue and judgments are not reviewable. This parallel system privileges foreign investors.
Dr. Steve Suppan works with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

to read the 14-page analysis of the TTIP chapter on food safety and animal and plant health published by Dr. Steven Suppan on July 23, 2014, click on

 link to www.iatp.org


"Alternative Trade Mandate," December 2013, 20 pages, by 50 NGOs


Pia Eberhardt, "Investment Protection at a Crossroads," 16 lawsuits summarized


John Hilary, "TTIP: Deregulation, Attack on Jobs and End to Democracy," 42 pages


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated - in secret - between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory 'barriers' which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet these 'barriers' are in reality some of our most prized social standards and environmental regulations, such as labor rights, food safety rules (including restrictions on GMOs), regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards introduced to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. The stakes, in other words, could not be higher.

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