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CIES Lunch Seminar
Thursday
18
April
CIES_Trade_04.2019

Catalyst or Hindrance? The link between trade policy & sustainable development

Colette van der Ven, Director, Trade and Development pro bono Program, Sidley Austin LLP
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Room P1-847, Maison de la paix, Geneva

This seminar will explore the various links that exist between trade policy and sustainable development. Specifically, it will focus on three different types of trade policy instruments: (i) trade preference schemes, and in particular the EU’s Generalized System of Preferences; (ii) product-specific sustainability standards; and (iii) policy space and sustainability clauses under free trade agreements. For each trade policy instrument, this seminar will provide a macro-level overview of if, and how, these instruments have been conducive towards establishing sustainable development in developing and least-developed countries.

Please register here by Tuesday 16 April as lunch is provided.