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Harmonization Alert

Harmonization Alert, a publication of Public Citizen, seeks to promote open and accountable policy-making relating to public health, natural resources, consumer safety, and economic justice standards in the era of globalization.





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January-April 2003, Vol. 2, No. 12 (PDF Format)
Codex Poised to Pass Global Food Equivalency Rules at July Meeting
Federal Register Alerts

September-December 2002, Vol. 2, No. 11 (PDF Format)
New WTO Service Negotiations and Implications for Water Privatization in the United States
Federal Register Alerts

May-August 2002, Vol. 2, No. 10 (PDF Format)
New Equivalency Provisions for Irradiation of Imported Fruits and Vegetables
U.S. Meat Inspection in Crisis as U.S. Continues Aggressive Effort to Export Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Program Internationally
Federal Register Alerts

March-April 2002, Vol.2, No.9 (PDF Format)
Philip Morris Warns Canadian Public Health Proposal Violates NAFTA
Petition to Harmonize the Definition of Milk to Include Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC)
Federal Register Alerts

November 2001-February 2002, Vol.2, No.8 (PDF Format)
U.S. Investor Uses Dual Strategy to Combat Canadian Pesticide Restriction Canadian Hemp Industry Uses Domestic Courts and NAFTA to Attack New U.S. Drug Rule
Federal Register Alerts
Table of NAFTA Investor-to-State Cases 11

July-October 2001, Vol.2, No.7 (PDF Format)
Free Trade Area of the Americas Sanitary and Phytosanitary Provisions
Federal Register Alerts

May-June 2001, Vol.2, No.6 (PDF Format)
Proposal for Drinking Water and Waste Water Management Committee in ISO U.S.-EC Veterinary Equivalency Agreement Turns Two
Federal Register Alerts

March-April 2001, Vol.2, No.5 (PDF Format)
Draft FTAA Investment Provisions Leaked NAFTA & MAI
Codex Committee Endorses Proposal to Weaken Food Irradiation Standards
Federal Register Alerts

January-February 2001, Vol.2, No.4 (PDF Format)
Unsafe Mexican Trucks Headed for U.S. Highways
Canadian Public Service Targetted in NAFTA Investment Suit
EU's New GMO Rules Fail to End Moratorium

November-December 2000, Vol.2, No.3 (PDF Format)
FAA Ramps Up Harmonization Effort
Food Equivalence Procedures Fast-tracked in Codex
TransAtlantic Business Dialogue Circles the Wagons in Cincinnati

September-October 2000, Vol.2, No.2 (PDF Format)
WTO Tribunal Upholds French Asbestos Ban, But Uses Damaging Reasoning
Nuclear Materials Harmonization Heats Up

July-August 2000, Vol.2, No.1 (PDF Format)
NAFTA Sanitary and Phytosanitary Provisions
NAFTA Technical Barriers to Trade Chapter
The Globally Harmonized System for Chemical Classification and Labeling

May-June 2000, Vol.1, No.12 (PDF Format)
TACD and TAED Release Annual Reports Criticizing U.S. and EU Governments Transatlantic Business Dialogue Mid-Year Report
USDA Releases Report Criticizing FSIS Process for Determining Equivalence

March-April 2000, Vol.1, No.11 (PDF Format)
U.S. Court Rejects Weakened Standards on "Dolphin Safe" Labeling for Tuna CHIC - The FDA Considers Forming a New Cosmetics Harmonization Body
U.S. Codex Committee on General Principles Meeting:  Precautionary Principle

January-February 2000, Vol.1, No.10 (PDF Format)
Cartagena Biosafety Protocol:New International Agreement Regulating GMOs
U.S. Narrowly Avoids EU Ban on Imports of U.S. Meat
TACD Develops Policy on International Harmonization

November-December 1999, Vol.1, No.9 (PDF Format)
Seattle WTO Ministerial Conference
Public Meeting on Pharmaceutical Annex to the U.S.-EU MRA
FSIS Equivalence Process for Foreign Meat and Poultry Systems

October 1999, Vol.1, No.8 (PDF Format)
TACD Calls for Moratorium on New WTO Challenges
Citizen Summit Highlighted Events
Canadian Corporation Uses NAFTA to Attack U.S. Judicial System
Conference on International Food Trade Beyond the Year 2000

August-September 1999, Vol.1, No.7 (PDF Format)
U.S. Warns EU: Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed May Violate WTO
WTO Seattle Ministerial
U.S.-EU MRA on Animals and Animal Products
FSIS Allows Imports of Poultry Processed in Mexico

June-July 1999, Vol.1, No.6 (PDF Format)
Canadian Corporation Sues U.S. Under NAFTA
Codex Committees
TABD Mid-Year Report

April-May 1999, Vol.1, No.5 (PDF Format)
Country-of-Origin Labeling Bills
FSIS Finds Australian Corporate Meat Inspection System Equivalent
U.S.- EU Mutual Recognition Agreement

March 1999, Vol.1, No.4 (PDF Format)
Food Safety: Genetically Modified Organisms
WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement
WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

January 1999, Vol.1, No.3 (PDF Format)
Food Inspection and Certification Systems Equivalence
Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone
Guatemalan Raspberries
Parkinson's Disease

November 1998, Vol.1, No.2 (PDF Format)
WTO Shrimp/Turtle Case
Asian Longhorned Beetles
OMB Circular No. A-119
Mexican Maquiladora Plant Violations
NAFTA SPS Committees

September 1998, Vol.1, No.1 (PDF Format)
Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Cross-Border Trucking Under NAFTA
NAFTA Investor-State Provision, PCBs
Guatemalan Raspberries
Country-of-Origin Labeling Amendments
US - EU Mutual Recognition Agreement
WTO Ministerial Conference
Agricultural and Food Standards

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