OCU meets with UPyD to address the question of the negotiation of TTIP05 nov. 2014
On October 29 OCU met with Unión Progreso y Democracia M.E.P. Beatriz Becerra in order to share our views on the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being negotiated by representatives from the USA and the European Commission.
Both OCU and UP&D share concern over the lack of transparency in the negotiations about this important trade agreement as well over the need to maintain minimum standards of consumer rights protection. Both OCU and UP&D understand that a free trade agreement between the two trading blocs may be beneficial for both, but that this agreement cannot be signed at any price. Therefore we have joined together to demand greater transparency in the negotiations and the need to draw a number of red lines to protect the rights of consumers.
This was the first of a series of meetings that OCU will hold with various stakeholders to discuss a topic of paramount importance for consumers and which will culminate in an event that we are organising for next February.