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Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement Symposium



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Location: Sierra Club, 50 F Street, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC

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By now you've probably heard of TTP - but have you heard of TTIP? It's a new free trade agreement between the US and the European Union - and international TTIP negotiations start this week!  To find our more about the looming threat of TTIP and the long fight ahead of us to stop yet another terrible trade deal, we'd like to encourage you to attend this upcoming symbosium i Washington, DC - or to watch it live at the location of your choice over the internet.  Details are below - we hope you'll be able to participate!

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement Symposium
Tuesday, July 9  *  8:45am to 12:00pm Eastern
Sierra Club,   50 F Street, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC
...or watch online via live webcast
Click here to RSVP for the live webcast
Please join us for a public symposium on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). TAFTA threatens to build on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and similar trade deals focused on removing "trade irritants" like food safety standards and environmental protections without regard the costs to public health, local food systems and our environments. We'll discuss some of the potential impacts of this latest pact as negotiations begin that week in Washington, DC.  
Opening Panel: What's at Stake (9:00-9:55am EDT)
Virginia Robnett, Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (moderator)
Lori Wallach, Public Citizen (TAFTA context)
Natacha  Cingotti, Friends of the Earth Europe (European perspectives)
Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO (labor perspectives)


Environment and Climate Panel  (10:00-10:55am EDT)
Carroll Muffett, Center for International Law (moderator)
Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club (climate and energy, investor-state)
William Waren, Friends of the Earth U.S. (downward harmonization and chemical regulations)


Food Panel  (11:00am-12:00pm EDT)
Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition (moderator)
Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumer Association (GMOs)
Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Institute for Trade & Agriculture Policy (emerging technologies)


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Organization: TradeJustice New York Metro

Directions: Sierra Club, 50 F Street, NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC

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