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New report: secret regulatory talks threaten public protections

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Treat, Sharon Anglin (main author)
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Publication Date:
International: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
agricultural policy, commercial organizations, consumer information, ethical issues, government, information control, information issues, international communication, international cooperation, international organizations, international trade, public information, regulations, lobbying, negotiation, information access, Canada (North America), Mexico (Latin America; Central America), USA (United States of America; North America), secrecy
2 pages., via website, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy., Regulation gets a bad name in much of the world today. Business lobbies have successfully equated it in many people’s minds with just so much “red tape”. Government-imposed rules on how things are made, how services are delivered and what products have no place on the market at all are said to hamper business competitiveness. Precautionary measures aimed at safeguarding people’s health, or the health of fragile water bodies and ecosystems, are labelled unfair barriers to trade and investment — a claim made increasingly over the past quarter-century of corporate globalization.