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Corporate sustainability due diligence: MEPs make it harder to sue directors

The European Parliament voted on the high-profile Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence directive. The voting contest involved extra last-minute centre-right amendments in plenary. The single one adopted in the end could, if it survives inter-institutional negotiations, make it harder to sue company directors.

CSDDD & forced labour Latest news United States

EU-US TTC 4’s sustainability agenda: what it includes

The European Union and the United States established a joint work programme under the Transatlantic Initiative on Sustainable Trade – TIST – during the fourth meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Luleå, Sweden. The TTC participants also agreed on a number of recommendations to eliminate forced labour. …

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Week in Brussels: Forced labour, GSP, Mercosur dilly dallying

It’s been a big week for those looking at supply chain management, with the corporate sustainability due diligence regulation moving ahead in in parliament and MEPs starting to look at the EU’s planned forced labour product ban. Also the international trade committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of …

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Corporate due diligence: MEPs vote to lower company size threshold

The European Parliament’s lead committee on corporate sustainability due diligence today proposed to broaden the scope of companies which will need to carry out due diligence operations when new EU legislation comes into effect. MEPs in the legal affairs committee voted with 19 votes for, three against, and three abstentions, …

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Week in Brussels: Forced labour ban, Mexico Global Agreement, trilogues

It was a big week in EU trade, with the adoption of the EU’s anti-coercion instrument and a speech by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen that is ruffling Chinese and some EU member state feathers. Oh and a deal with Kenya is on track. More below on some …

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Week in Brussels: EU Switzerland negotiations, Austria vs Mercosur, due diligence

There could be new developments in the EU-Switzerland bilateral negotiations. And Austria throws spanners into the wheels of Mercosur. Below, an overview of what’s happened in the background on trade policy in the EU this week. That comes on top of the launch of FTA talks with Thailand and new …