Bilaterals.org (‘Everything that’s not happening in the World Trade Organization’) shows us a short explanation of this long document. We learn that CLA and ECPA call for a ‘more harmonized risk assessment framework for pesticide regulations during the fourth round of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).’ That ‘partnership’ will affect us all around the world but as I’ve mentioned before, we’re not being told everything about it.
CLA’s senior advisor of trade, intellectual property and strategic issues, Doug Nelson, said, ‘CLA and ECPA strongly support the [TTIP] and [its] potential… to boost agricultural innovation as well as job and economic growth on a global scale. The U.S. and EU have the most highly developed pesticide regulatory systems in the world; establishing a stronger, unified regulatory system will ensure the highest levels of consumer and environmental protection while promoting international trade, creating jobs and enhancing social and economic viability.’
Did you mean it when you called for ‘the highest levels’ of pesticide rules, Mr Nelson? Or should we expect the lowest common denominator?