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Open public consultation on the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Review

  • Policy field: Trade
  • Target group: All interested stakeholders
  • Closing Date: 31/10/2021

Objective of the consultation

The 15-Point Action Plan on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of February 2018 has guided the improvement of the implementation and enforcement of the TSD chapters in EU free trade agreements.

The European Commission is currently conducting a review of this Action Plan. As announced in the Trade Policy Review (TPR) Communication: “The review will cover all relevant aspects of TSD implementation and enforcement, including the scope of commitments, monitoring mechanisms, the possibility of sanctions for non-compliance as well as the institutional set-up and resources required.”

As an essential part of this review, and in line with the EU’s commitment to engage in a transparent and inclusive way with civil society, the European Commission is launching this open public consultation to gather input from citizens and stakeholders.

The Commission has also launched an independent study to map and compare the different approaches to implementation and enforcement of TSD provisions by a number of EU partners in their trade agreements.

The results of this consultation, together with the conclusions of the comparative study, will be key contributions to the TSD review.

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