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[Marketing Medium] Consumer Freedom in the Post-COVID Era: Live Event with Daniel Lacalle

“Thanks to capitalism, we are going to get out of this crisis of poor prevention and worse management in a record period, if there are no more obstacles for economic recovery. In socialism, we would be forced to choose between misery and more misery, added with repression once the citizens began to show their discontent with the Government,” said Daniel Lacalle. 

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[Marketing Medium] Ukrainian fertiliser quotas: trade with the EU, not domestic vested interests

Brussels, BE – In a letter to EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, EU’s biggest fertiliser companies asked Ukraine to refrain from imposing trade restrictions on EU fertiliser imports. It is argued that “it is clear that the main purpose of this proceeding is to exclude EU fertilisers from the Ukrainian market.”

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[Marketing Medium] Live Discussion on Intellectual Property with Professor Michele Boldrin

“Innovation and scientific breakthroughs provide the best and most sustainable solutions to the challenges that humanity faces, be it ecological or the COVID-19 crisis. It is new technologies and innovative medical solutions that will help to tackle these challenges. Protection of IP rights is a necessary precondition to innovation, and we shouldn’t sacrifice global prosperity for short-term benefits of weak or absent IP rights.” said Fred Roeder, Managing Director at the Consumer Choice Center.

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[Marketing Medium] Carta Abierta sobre el Proyecto de Ley de Tabaco y los Productos de Daño Reducido

“Nos dirigimos a ustedes para expresar el día de hoy nuestra profunda preocupación con respecto al proyecto de ley 218/19 que recientemente fue pasado por el senado colombiano. De manera específica nos preocupa la inclusión del nuevo requerimiento de empaquetado neutro (plain packaging) a todos los productos de tabaco que podrían dejar sin la posibilidad de uso de marcas comerciales a los productos en mención. 

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[Marketing Medium] EU Digital Services Act: Live Event with MEP Alex Agius Saliba

Join the Consumer Choice Center for a live virtual event on The Future of E-Commerce in 2020. E-commerce plays an increasing role in our everyday lives, what does the future hold for it? What are some of the regulatory challenges in the EU? What role do IP rights play in fostering e-commerce in the EU?

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[Marketing Medium] Alberta’s Vaping Regulations Are A Huge Step Backwards For Harm Reduction

“The new regulations fly in the face of harm reduction principles, specifically that the government should regulate products based on their risk to consumers. We know from credible health agencies like Public Health England that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, which calls into question Alberta’s approach. Rather than enact heavy handed restrictions, it would be wiser for Alberta to follow the United Kingdom’s lead and embrace harm reduction. Embracing harm reduction gives adult smokers a means to quit cigarettes, which is a huge win for public health.”

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[Marketing Medium] Carte du monde interactive : 200 millions de fumeurs pourraient passer au vapotage en suivant l’exemple du Royaume-Uni

Paris, FR – La libéralisation des cigarettes électroniques a l’incroyable potentiel d’aider des millions de personnes à passer du tabagisme traditionnel au vapotage – une manière plus sûre et moins nocive de consommer de la nicotine. L’agency pour le choix du consommateur a examiné 61 pays et a évalué comment des politiques intelligentes de réduction des risques liés au tabac pourraient faciliter ce passage.

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[Marketing Medium] Consumers and Bar/Restaurant Owners say “YES” to HB 536

“This bill includes provisions for reopening safely in both outdoor and inside spaces, as well as endorsing modernized alcohol policy that favors all consumers and residents of North Carolina. Gov. Cooper should sign this bill and give North Carolinians renewed confidence to safely re-engage in commerce.”

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Consumers and Bar/Restaurant Owners say “YES” to HB 536


Yaël Ossowski
Deputy Director

Consumers and Bar/Restaurant Owners say “YES” to HB 536

The Consumer Choice Center endorses a safe and timely return to business for areas with a lower risk for coronavirus outbreak

Raleigh, N.C. – Yesterday, the NC State Senate passed HB 536, the bill intended to safely re-open bars and restaurants in accordance with the guidelines set by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice Center said:

“Giving business owners the legal means to safely open and serve customers is now a necessity,” said Ossowski. “Establishments in high-risk areas should be advised to remain closed until health authorities say otherwise, but that decision must be with business owners.

“We all recognize the risks from the spread of COVID-19, but we must now trust that both owners of bars and restaurants and consumers will be responsible and follow the guidelines set by state and federal authorities.

“A one-size-fits-all approach for the entire state, in which cities and counties face all the same restrictions despite differing numbers of cases, is no longer tenable after more than two months of lockdown,” said Ossowski.

“This bill includes provisions for reopening safely in both outdoor and inside spaces, as well as endorsing modernized alcohol policy that favors all consumers and residents of North Carolina. Gov. Cooper should sign this bill and give North Carolinians renewed confidence to safely re-engage in commerce.”

“The Legislature should also look to make permanent changes to our alcohol laws to better empower consumers and offer them more choice. Loosening restrictions on how food and drink establishments can serve, offer, and deliver their products should be immediately taken into consideration,” said Ossowski.

More about our policies for Modernized Alcohol Policies here.

***CCC Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***

The Consumer Choice Center is the consumer advocacy group supporting lifestyle freedom, innovation, privacy, science, and consumer choice. The main policy areas we focus on are digital, mobility, lifestyle & consumer goods, and health & science.

[Marketing Medium] Canada Could Have 475,000 Fewer Smokers If We Followed The UK’s Lead

Ottawa, ON –  A new study has been published titled “From Smoking to Vaping” which evaluates public policy and how following the UK’s lead on harm reduction can result in a significant reduction in smoking. Specifically, the study evaluates current smoking and vaping rates and estimates how many people could make the switch with changes in public policy. If Canada were to follow the UK’s lead, we could reasonably see a reduction of 475,000 smokers.

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