Read ECOS comments on EU-US trade negotiations

In the context of the Commission consultation on EU-US Regulatory Cooperation, ECOS has presented its views on the discussions related to conformity assessment and the dialogue on standards. The consultation makes reference to the dialogue especially on areas where no standards exist yet, “in order to facilitate trade in the future and increase regulatory convergence”.

However, ECOS considers that closer regulatory convergence and technical cooperation on standards may likely undermine environmental protections.