EU-China Trade Task Force Established


The Sustainable Trade Task Force (STTF) held its first meeting in October in Beijing, gathering members from a wide range of sectors, from energy and biotech companies to academia and government. Participants included 14 representatives from European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) three from amfori.

At the meeting, they shared their challenges and work priorities in the field of sustainable trade, including packaging waste in supply chains, sustainability education for consumers and better ways to contribute to the global reporting system. In addition, amfori Trade Policy Advisor Milan Pajic, shared the association’s experience in promoting sustainable trade policies with members and stakeholders. Concerning leadership, amfori Network Representative Greater China Joyce Chau was elected as Chair.

In upcoming meetings, members will continue to share their best practices to help shape discussions the scope and work priorities for the Task Force in the coming year. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in mid-December.

About the Task Force

Since joining EUCCC in April 2018, amfori has facilitated the set-up of the STTF under the EUCCC’s CSR Forum. The Task Force will convene to provide a forum for discussion about key issues that may drive or hinder the sustainable development of EU-China trade. Its aim is to contribute to the development of responsible, competitive and sustainable businesses, by reporting on observations and giving recommendations on the EU-China trade for both associations.

Contact: Chloe Deng, Advocacy and Trade Affairs Manager Greater China

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