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Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, launched in 1998, is a forum of US and EU consumer organisations which develops and agrees joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government and European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making. TACD aims to provide a formal mechanism for EU and US consumer representatives to input to EU and US political negotiations and agreements as well as explore ways of strengthening the EU and US consumer view at the international level. The TACD regularly issues statements and recommendations on important food, eCommerce, intellectual property and trade issues such as GM foods, growth hormones, the precautionary principle, consumer protection in eCommerce, data privacy protection, fair trade and eco-labelling, access to medicines, and so on.

A total of 45 EU and 20 US consumer organisations have joined the TACD and participate mainly through membership of the working groups. Participation in TACD is open to all EU or US consumer organisations which work on a national and/or international level, and are independent of business and political interest.

Website: www.tacd.org [new window]

TACD Secretariat
24 Highbury Crescent
N5 1RX
United Kingdom

email: tacd@consint.org

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