In the scope of the 7th TTIP-negotiation round which took place near Washington from September 29 – October 3 stakeholder organizations were invited to give their input on the further negotiation process.
Jaydee Hanson, Policy Director at the International Center for Technology Assessment, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety and US Co-chair of the TACD Nanotechnology Policy Committee stood up for more consumer protection with regard to chemicals, specifically nanomaterials.
In order to protect both consumers and the environment, he emphasized that:
- the negotiation partners should agree on a common definition for nanomaterials in different areas of application,
- the transatlantic sharing of information needed to be improved and
- new test methods should be developed to ensure the security of products containing nanomaterials.
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