EU trade policy has successfully supported Europe to adapt to the trials of globalisation in a fast-changing world. Promoting sustainability is a key consideration in this respect. The EU has helped developing countries take advantage of world trade by providing them with better market access and stimulating domestic reforms, notably through the Generalised System of Preferences and ‘Trade and Sustainable Development’ (TSD) chapters in trade agreements.
While many agree that the EU has become a global frontrunner in its holistic understanding of trade and sustainability, opposing voices suggest the EU’s current approach is not sufficiently ambitious and impactful.
This Forum will examine:
- How EU trade policy can best contribute to promoting sustainability?
- How much sustainability should be considered in EU trade policy?
- What about adding new sustainability topics to the trade agenda?
- Do we need a sanction mechanism related to TSD chapters?
This Forum brings together key players, headlined by Commissioner Malmström, to address this cutting-edge discussion.
Date: 12 March 2018
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Location: The Thon EU Hotel, rue de la Loi 75, Brussels 1040
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