Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue

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The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) founded in 1998 "is a forum of US and EU consumer organizations which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government [1]and European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making". [2] [3]

TACD is an important forum for transatlantic discussions on Intellectual rights, Internet Society, and food [4]

Members include The European Consumers' Organisation, ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy International, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America [5]


TACD is working the Commission of the European Union [6]

TACD hold a conference once a year, alternately in U.S.A and the EU [7]


Some activities have been funded by Open Society Institute. [8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.europeaninstitute.org/content.php?section=biotech The European Institute, Oct 3, 2007
  2. ^ http://tacd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=39 TADC
  3. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/ebiz/9905/ep0503.htm BusinessWeek, "Crafting a Magna Carta for Cyberspace", May 3, 1999
  4. ^ http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/1/7/8/1/p17816_index.html Thain, Gerald. "The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue: A Study of Consumer Advocacy on the International Level" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society, J.W. Marriott Resort, Las Vegas, NV, 2009-02-05
  5. ^ http://tacd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=49 TACD members list
  6. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=E-2008-0436&language=PT#def5 answer to the European Parliament, March 12 2008
  7. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cons_issue/tacd_en.htm European Commission, Consumer Affairs
  8. ^ http://www.soros.org/initiatives/information/focus/access/events/wipo_20070917 OSI Soros Foundation Network

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