Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Commission's TBT Position Paper Seeks To Assuage TTIP Deregulation Fears

The European Commission's blueprint for a chapter on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) in a trade agreement with the United States sends the strong political signal that the deal will respect differences between the two parties' regulatory systems and not try to impose one on the other, a message that sources said appears aimed at calming criticisms that the deal will be a vehicle for deregulation.

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