Negotiators are now working from the corporate blueprint the TABD
, the ERT and their American counterparts have drawn up.
Asked about the problem of some policy areas like public procurement and insurance being regulated at the state, not federal, level in the US, the TABD
's Straberg said "everyone is aware of that and is going to engage in it".
(9.) Mask ordinance, Cincinnati, Ohio, for Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD
, November 2000).
Emerging from local labor unions and environmentalists, a group of organizers formed Coalition for a Humane Economy (CHE), which in November 2000 sponsored nonviolent protests against the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD
) held in Cincinnati.
One such, for example, is the Transatlantic Busin ess Dialogue (TABD
), that lobbies and negotiates mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) in view of promoting regulatory harmonisation, and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) seeking to mobilise inter-regional public interest and policy groups.
* The Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD
) recently held its annual meeting in Cincinnati, OH, to discuss trade issues including a proposed ban on cosmetic products tested on animals in the European Union (EU), according to the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association.
A privately funded vehicle through which CEOs from corporations such as Boeing, IBM, Time Warner, Proctor & Gamble and Ford influence trade policies set by governments in Europe and the United States as well as the WTO, the TABD
has been in the forefront of efforts to eliminate barriers to trade based on human rights, labor rights and environmental concerns.
In November 1999, Vermeer attended the TABD
meeting in Berlin as the U.S.
Industry in both the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD
) and Industry Committee on Standards and Conformity Assessment (ICSCA) has been very clear on its need for harmonized regulation accompanied by identical, or at least harmonized standards, so that the resulting conformity assessment requirements can be simplified and accepted in cross-border transactions.
One of their most powerful tools is the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD
), a business group of over two hundred U.S.