Trade The interests of people and the planet must be put before the interests of big business

14 January 2019

The US Congress has given the green light to start new trade negotiations with the European Union, raising concerns around potential impacts on EU agriculture.

While the European Commission is aiming for an industry-only deal, the US government is strongly pushing for agriculture to be included in any agreement. This would likely open up the same controversies around food safety and agriculture tariffs that helped sink previous EU-US trade talks. 

9 November 2018

The EU needs to guarantee to its citizens that it will not start negotiating on Europe’s food safety standards with the US. This call comes from Friends of the Earth Europe as foreign affairs ministers meet today to discuss progress on EU-US trade talks.

The EU trade and investment policy benefits big business, to the detriment of workers, consumers and our environment.

 

We urgently need a trade policy that puts sustainability at its heart and contributes to protecting our environment and climate.

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