Trade Agreements

Consumer’s health should not be negotiable to reduce trade barriers and just to improve business of large multinational companies. EU food safety standards should not be lowered within the final text of trade agreements, or consumers will pay an excessive price for the EU signature of these extensive business agreements.

SAFE together with several NGOs and civil society organisations based in Brussels followed very closely these controversial and complex Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States and actively participated in the stakeholder meetings organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade in Brussels.

SAFE is still attentive to current negotiations of trade agreements such as the negotiations between the EU and MERCOSUR, Vietnam, Australia, and China to ensure that they do not compromise consumers’ health.

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