TAA: Trade Adjustment Assistance: is a program of the United States Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The DOL program, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers, provides a variety of reemployment services and benefits to workers who have lost their jobs or suffered a reduction of hours and wages as a result of increased imports or shifts in production outside the United States. The TAA program aims to help program participants obtain new jobs, ensuring they retain employment and earn wages comparable to their prior employment
TABD: Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue: offers a framework for cooperation between the transatlantic business community and the governments of the European Union (EU) and United States of America (US).It is an informal process whereby European and American companies and business associations develop joint EU-US trade policy recommendations, working together with the European Commission and US Administration
TACD: Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue: 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 and European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making".
TACD is an important forum for transatlantic discussions on Intellectual rights, Internet Society, and food
Members include The European Consumers' Organisation, ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy International, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America
TACD is working the Commission of the European Union
TACD hold a conference once a year, alternately in U.S.A and the EU
TBT: Technical Barriers to Trade: a category of nontariff barriers to trade, are the widely divergent measures that countries use to regulate markets, protect their consumers, or preserve their natural resources (among other objectives), but they also can be used (or perceived by foreign countries) to discriminate against imports in order to protect domestic industries.
TBTs with the greatest impact on agriculture are the various sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures designed to protect humans, animals, and plants, from diseases, pests, and other contaminants.
TEP: Transatlantic Economic Partnership: is a body set up between the United States and European Union to direct economic co-operation between the two economies.
It was established by an agreement signed on 30 April 2007 at the White House by US President George W. Bush, EU Council President Angela Merkel (also German Chancellor) and EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso
TIFA: Trade & Investment Framework Agreement: is a trade pact which establishes a framework for expanding trade and resolving outstanding disputes between countries.
TIFAs are often seen as an important step towards establishing Free Trade Agreements
TPP: Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership, or The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a multilateral free trade agreement that aims to integrate the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. The original agreement between the countries of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore was signed on June 3, 2005, and entered into force on May 28, 2006. Five additional countries, including Australia, Malaysia, Peru, United States, and Vietnam, are currently negotiating to join the group.
TPRG: Trade Policy Review Group, is the senior U.S. Government interagency trade committee established to provide broad guidance on trade issues. It is chaired by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and is composed of other cabinet officers, including the Secretary of Agriculture. The Trade Policy Review Group (TPRG) that reports to the TPC is chaired by the Deputy USTR and is composed of sub-cabinet representatives, including the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
TRIMS: Trade Related Investment Measures, are rules that apply to the domestic regulations a country applies to foreign investors, often as part of an industrial policy. The agreement was agreed upon by all members of the World Trade Organization
TRIPS: Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights, is an international agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that sets down minimum standards for many forms of intellectual property (IP) regulation as applied to nationals of other WTO Members. It was negotiated at the end of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1994.
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