US Should Lift Veil On EU Trade Talks, Lawmakers Hear

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and European Union should be more open, given their potential impact on environmental, privacy and product safety protections, a consumer group told a congressional panel on Wednesday.

Testifying at a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Jean Halloran, a senior adviser at Consumers Union, cautioned lawmakers about what she described as secrecy surrounding the talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The U.S. and EU started negotiations for the TTIP, a proposed trade pact...
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