Network Roundup November 2019



Read this month’s update on trade and sustainability topics, with on the ground analysis from our international network.

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Saiful Millat

Network Representative, Bangladesh

Finnish businesses expressed interest in pursuing investment and partnerships with Bangladesh in areas such as education, ICT, artificial intelligence, financial instruments, health IT, renewable energy, sustainable forestry and smart agriculture.


The Netherlands


Norma Wouters-Snell

Network Representative, The Netherlands

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments & Textile hosted both its signatory and stakeholder meeting on 12 November. At the event, eight signatories signed the Transparency pledge, amongst which were three amfori members. The pledge was first introduced in 2017 by nine trade union federations and human rights organisations. By signing the pledge, companies commit to publishing the names of their authorised production units and processing facilities, the site addresses, the parent company of the business at the site, the type of products made there, and the worker numbers at each site.



Muge Tuna

Network Representative, Turkey

China's Belt and Road Initiative celebrated a milestone project in global trade announcing the arrival of a Chinese freight train in Turkey, symbolising an ‘’iron silk road’’.