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United States | Brussels, 26 January 2016

Speech: TTIP: What consumers have to gain

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke this morning at a public forum organised by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD). She outlined the benefits for consumers of an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, highlighting in particular more choice of high quality goods and services, good jobs, higher quality regulation and better cooperation with the US to ensure that the goods consumers buy are produced in sustainable ways.

Responding to the theme of the conference – which focused on the precautionary principle – she argued that the TTIP would safeguard the EU's freedom to regulate in a precautionary way. The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) is a forum of US and EU consumer organisations which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government and European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making.

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