European agri-food industry fears the easy access to US agroproducts

EU negotiators have been warned of the potentially damaging impact of increased market access for US maize, starch and ethanol, as the eleventh round of talks on the ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ (TTIP) get underway

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 economical, 2 ecological, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords bioenergy protest Europe
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests EU is aiming to remain taxes on US products as the competitiveness of EU raw material might be threatened
Barriers for dialogue discussion on elimination of EU import tariffs, US producers are for it, EU producers are against
Forums for dialogue constructive dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation