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Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)

Consumers International hosts the Secretariat of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), which was established in 1998. TACD is a network of 77 EU and US consumer organisations that develop and agree on joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government and the European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US political negotiations and agreements.

Our work in this area

TACD  focuses on five priority policy areas led by its thematic working groups on: food, information society, product safety and chemicals, financial services and intellectual property. The dialogue regularly issues statements and recommendations on these areas, ensuring that key consumer priorities are promoted and advocated in transatlantic regulatory and governmental processes. Since negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began in 2013, the planned trade agreement became a key focus. TACD has since provided vital input into the talks, working to ensure that TTIP has a positive impact on society.

TACD hosts annual multi-stakeholder conferences in Washington D.C. and Brussels, contributing to the exchange of information, dissemination of knowledge and sharing of expertise on consumer issues in the EU and the US.

For more information about TACD's latest policy work visit the TACD website.

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Connecting Voices: a role for consumer rights in developing digital society

Our major new report explores how consumer digital issues are presenting themselves in selected Latin American, African and Asian countries and where there are opportunities to focus resources to more effectively achieve positive change. The research is based on a survey of our members, interviews with consumer activists, digital rights organisations and intergovernmental organisations.

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