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GSP, GSP Plus, EBA Latest news Mobility Social & human rights WTO crisis and reform

Blog: Climate change, migration and trade policy – how to enable sustainable development

Borderlex hosted a panel discussion at the World Trade Organization’s Public Forum in Geneva on ‘How trade policy can make (climate) migration work’. Below you will find some key take-aways from this session, including quickly actionable policy recommendations. ***

European Parliament Latest news Social & human rights Supply chain due diligence & forced labour

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.

A week in Brussels GSP, GSP Plus, EBA Latest news Mercosur Social & human rights Supply chain due diligence & forced labour

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 …

Chile Energy & Environment Industrial policy and raw materials Latest news Social & human rights

Analysis: Pecularities of the upgraded EU Chile trade agreement

The EU and Chile recently concluded negotiations to upgrade a twenty-year old Association Agreement that includes a free trade agreement. The text is now available So: what’s particularly interesting about this agreement? By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. 

A week in Brussels Energy & Environment Latest news Mercosur Social & human rights United States

Week in Brussels: TTC follow-up, Mercosur woes, essentialising labour and environment in FTAs

It’s been a very busy week, starting with a  transatlantic TTC meeting, continuing with the Australian trade minister coming to Brussels, and a long-awaited trade deal with Chile finally announced today. There’s more that happened. Selection below.