CSDDD & forced labour

Canada and CETA CSDDD & forced labour Latest news MC13

Week in Brussels: Corporate sustainability due diligence, EU-Canada, MC13

The European Parliament held a plenary session in Strasbourg this week, during which it approved the EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement, adopted its position ahead of the 13th WTO ministerial conference, and held a debate on imports of solar panels from China. There was drama on the corporate sustainability due …

CSDDD & forced labour European Parliament Latest news United States

Week in Brussels: No EU-US deals, forced labour, Slovakia infringement, new EPP trade man

Most of the talk in Brussels this week has focused on today’s EU-US summit in Washington. An important milestone was reached in the EU’s road to introducing a ban on products made with forced labour. We also learned that foreign direct investment screening is gaining more momentum in the EU. …

CSDDD & forced labour Latest news United States

Top US business lobby weighs in on EU corporate sustainability due diligence legislation

The US Chamber of Commerce is calling for financial services organisations to be left out of the scope of the EU’s future rules on due diligence and wants director’s liability for not ensuring due diligence in their companies to go. The association also criticises the extraterritorial scope of the directive, …

CSDDD & forced labour EU trade policies GSP, GSP Plus, EBA Indonesia Latest news Taiwan

Week in Brussels: Forced labour in the parliament, GSP “rollover”, MEPs talk Taiwan, EU-Indonesia

This week was dominated by the summit in Brussels between the EU, Latin America, and the Caribbean countries. Read our takeaway from the high-level powwow here. On Thursday (20 July) EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis met with US trade representative Katherine Tai to try and find a breakthrough in talks …

CSDDD & forced labour Latest news Net Zero Industry Act Think Tank Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Think tank: Russian LNG, Net Zero Industry Act, CSDD in Vietnam

This week it’s Brussels’ Bruegel that isn’t pulling any punches on critical EU policies on Russian gas and net-zero technologies.  The Institute for European Environmental Policy is proposing ways to implement the new EU sustainability due diligence regulations in countries such as Vietnam.