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Events San Jose, Costa Rica , 4-5 May 2017

Responsible Global Value Chains: Case of EU-Central America Trade

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On 4 and 5 May 2017, the European Commission and the Ministry of External Trade of Costa Rica will hold an event on responsible value chains under the EU-Central America Association Agreement.

International trade increasingly takes place as part of complex global value chains. Conception, production of components, assembly and eventually the final use of a product may take place each in a different part of the globe. As the same time, many businesses, brands and consumers are looking for assurances about the environmental and social conditions in which the production actually happens.

The event will therefore bring together policymakers, international organisations, business and civil society to discuss and share their expertise on the main challenges and opportunities these developments represent, with a specific focus on EU-Central America trade.

The event will include presentations on international guidelines and best practices for responsible business conduct, as well as a workshop led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop capacities for more sustainable value chains.

Event details

  • When: 4 (8.30am - 4 pm) - 5 (8.30 am – 12.30 pm) May 2017
  • Where: Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici - San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Detailed program to be available soon

More information on the event (in Spanish)
EU trade relations with Central America
EU Domestic Advisory Group on trade and sustainable development