Register now for TACD events on the precautionary principle in TTIP & EU-US regulatory responses to the financial crisis

BEUC NEWS - 09.12.2015

In January, the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) will hold two events.

On the 26th, TACD’s Annual Forum – titled The precautionary principle in TTIP: Trade barrier or essential for consumer protection? – will take place in Brussels.

This forum brings together representatives from civil society, government, parliaments and business from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the most important consumer issues in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed EU-US free trade agreement.

It examines how the ‘precautionary principle’ is applied in both EU & US regulation in sectors of great importance to consumers. These include digital & intellectual property rights, food, chemicals and nanotechnologies.

Key speakers include EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström & US Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill.

Registration must completed by Monday, 4 January 2016. A draft programme is available.

On the 27th, TACD will hold a side event on regulatory responses to the global financial crisis in the EU and US.

It examines post-crisis responses by EU & US regulatory authorities to better protect consumers of financial services.

Through panel discussions, it will discuss the way forward in the implementation & enforcement of financial services regulation.

Jonathan Hill – EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union – will deliver the keynote address.

Registration must completed by Friday, 8 January 2016. A draft programme is available.