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2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
The agreement is being negotiated in recent months TTIP. TTIP stands for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the complex of trade agreements that provide for free trade between European Union And United States.
In theory it would serve to open European markets to US companies, facilitate the task for investors and importers, define new rules for imports and exports, and relaunch the European economy.
But what would happen to our favorite products, especially if they are DOP, if Europe accepts an agreement that seems to favor only the United States?
Let's find out in detail.
DOP brand products
Today, the Dop (Protected Designation of Origin) and Doc (Controlled Designation of Origin) products protected by the EU are almost 1500, the TTIP provides for just over 200, of which only 41 are Italian against the 269 recognized by our Ministry of Agriculture..
The so-called products Italian Sounding, bogus specialties that cripple the words, colors, images and brands of the profitable Made in Italy, would not be withdrawn from the American market and indeed, due to the principle of commercial reciprocity, Europe would be at a very high risk of invasion, which has never happened so far.
The import of American beef to Europe would undergo a considerable surge, up to an overall value of 3, 20 bln dollars. At risk, the farms of beef European prized.
Milk and dairy products
In the event of an agreement it is easy to foresee difficulties for the internal European markets: exports of milk and derivatives from the USA could increase up to 5.4 billion dollars above the current threshold, while European ones up to a maximum of 3.7 billion dollars..
There are few exports of poultry products (poultry, eggs) from the US to Europe, but the powerful meat lobbies overseas intend to use TTIP as a key to enter the European market by weakening food safety levels.
Currently, Europe produces twice as much pork than the US, which uses growth hormones in a variable percentage between 60% and 80%. In Europe, all this is prohibited because it puts the endocrine system of men (the system that includes glands and cells) at risk.
For those interested today at 14 the promoters of the campaign Stop Ttip they gather in a protest procession that starts from Piazza della Repubblica in Rome.