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Consumer Rights in International Trade Agreements and How They Can be Enforced

Consumer Rights in International Trade Agreements and How They Can be Enforced

International trade agreements can have an impact on consumers in different ways. On the one hand, they can lead to more or cheaper products to become available for consumers. On the other hand, these agreements contain rules for political and legal meaures that the parties to an agreement may adopt; this can limit the scope for regulation in favour of consumers. How trade agreements are designed is therefore important for consumers.  In this project, Ecologic Institute compiles a study for the Federation of German Consumer Organisations, analysing how consumer rights are addressed in international trade agreements and how they can be enforced by consumer organisations.


Partner
Partner
Christian Pitschas, Switzerland
Duration
September 2016 to December 2016
Project ID
3503
Keywords
consumers, trade agreements, CETA, TPP, WTO dispute resolution