EU Strategy on Aid for Trade: Enhancing EU support for trade-related needs in developing countries: Conclusions, 29 October 2007

Sectors : International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Sustainable development
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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...(b) To promote the environmental, social and economic sustainability of AfT, the EU will:

• Continue to support partner governments’ capacity and stakeholders’ engagement to incorporate sustainability concerns into national trade strategies, trade regimes and AfT programmes, including effective management of impact assessment processes and to follow up on their recommendations;
• Support essential cross sector dimensions including gender issues and the promotion of positive interactions between AfT and the decent work agenda;
• Explore possibilities for developing shared EU approaches to relevant sustainability claims systems, including fair trade, in consultation with stakeholders, in particular local ones and small producers.”