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Critique of the ACC-CEFIC proposal for trans-Atlantic cooperation on chemicals

Toxic partnership – A critique of the ACC-CEFIC proposal for trans-Atlantic cooperation on chemicals

Author(s):
Vito Buonsante (ClientEarth) and Baskut Tuncak (Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL))

Date:
03.2014

Source / Publisher:
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
ClientEarth

Key findings:

  • The chemicals industry of trying to use TTIP to slow down the regulation of toxic substances and to bypass democratic controls.
  • I. e., The joint proposal (of December 2013) by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) seeks to use TTIP as a mechanism to “address the potential non-tariff barriers that can arise from discordant regulatory measures”.

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Also interesting:
ENDS Europe, News: Debate over chemicals regulation under TTIP, no date given. (The full text of this article is only available to subscribers and free trialists.)

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