Although GTAG involved several organizations, its CAMR campaign was led, to borrow the words of an interviewee, "by a more elite group." These leading organizations were the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Canadian branches of MSF and Oxfam, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, and the Canadian Labour Congress.
He participated in the dialogue with actors outside of the network, met with politicians and bureaucrats, galvanized the coalition, and, as one interviewee said, "[sold] the campaign to other civil society partners." His organization issued the highest number of individual press releases, and in all the joint press releases issued by GTAG, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network appears as the most often quoted NGO (566 words compared with 114 for Oxfam).
Led by Richard Elliott, GTAG and associated NGOs adapted their strategies and discourses for a legislative process.
One interviewee from GTAG said, "there were basic conditions that we were looking for in the Bill [and] we got almost all of them." The NGOs could be credited with three major reforms during the legislative process (see Appendix 1).
As interviewees from GTAG recognized, they "had a significant impact on the legislation" and "on the principle [they] have won." CAMR balances the concerns of stakeholders but tips that balance towards the claims of the NGOs.
The champion of GTAG, the Uniform Code Council Inc.
In short, says Steve Halliday, chairman of the ISO committee, "It means that MH10 and GTAG are all compatible with each other.
Plans for a joint global tag (GTAG) program to promote a supply chain-wide standard for radio frequency identification (RFID) activities was announced last month by EAN International and the Uniform Code Council, Inc., leaders in facilitating efficient international business.
GTAG will also focus on solutions for devices working within the UHF spectrum.