amfori to EU: Trade Must be Value-Based

At the amfori Sustainable Trade Forum, key interlocutors of the European trade arena expressed their commitment to building a world of socially and environmentally responsible trade. On the same day, the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) approved the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). amfori President, Christian Ewert welcomed the news, and hoped the Plenary would do likewise, but urged the European Union to “monitor Vietnam’s adherence to its commitments under the Trade and Sustainable Development chapters”.  Per Hilmersson, Deputy Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation, echoed this with a call for agreements to contain binding commitments on third countries, enforced by sanctions.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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