The European Parliament’s environment committee voted to expand the list of products for which businesses in Europe will have to undertake new due diligence procedures concerning deforestation.
European Union environment ministers adopted their negotiating position on the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the consumption in the EU of products coming from supply chains associated with deforestation.
The latest in EU trade policy news: new restrictions on steel from South Africa and MEP calls to restrict more product trade linked to deforestation and give industries a free pass – at least for a time – as CBAM gets rolled out. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
There is fairly little to report back on in matters trade policy in this week of massive high-level meetings in Brussels: a NATO summit, G7 meeting, Council and US president Joe Biden attending all these. There is simply no appetite in the EU – mainly Germany – to further restrict …
Here some interesting “other news” in trade policy in Brussels this week. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
A draft opinion of the European Parliament’s international trade committee calls for a broader definition of “deforestation-free” products as part of the ongoing debate on the European Commission’s proposal to restrict imports of products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.
A majority of EU agricultural ministers today expressed support for the current scope of the European Commission’s proposal to restrict the import of products associated with deforestation and forest degradation. The new government coalition in Germany however is calling for wetlands and savannah ecosystems to be included, and several member …
There isn’t only Africa this week in EU trade news. The latest edition of Week in Brussels brought to you by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The European Parliament will push for an extension list of products covered by the European’s Commission’s draft regulation aimed at preventing certain commodities and products from being placed or made available on the EU market if they have caused or contributed to deforestation or forest degradation.
The European Commission today adopted a draft regulation preventing certain commodities and products from being placed or made available on the EU market if they have caused or contributed to deforestation or forest degradation. The deforestation targeted can be legal or illegal. The measures would be enacted retroactively as from 31 …