EuropaBio ranked as the most effective trade association in Brussels

18.07.2013

APCO Insight and EurActiv survey ranked EuropaBio as the most effective trade association in representing the interests of its members. The study, conducted both in the EU and the US, also revealed a major support for the EU-US trade agreement.

A new survey of policymakers and key influencers in Washington and Brussels, released jointly by APCO Insight and EurActiv, reveals significant support for an EU-US trade agreement, despite deep differences across the Atlantic on regulatory issues ranging from GMOs to the protection of data privacy online.

The survey, published on 17 July, sounded the opinion of some 700 policy leaders, including EU and US officials, Parliamentary and Congressional staff, as well as media and private-sector executives on both sides of the Atlantic.

In Brussels, EuropaBio, the trade group representing Europe’s bio-based industries – including GMO producers such as Syngenta and Monsanto – was ranked most effective in representing the interests of its members, despite widespread public rejection of the technology across Europe.

The full article is available here.