Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
1-2 October 2014, Geneva, WTO headquarters
ITC is launching a charter to bring transparency and harmonization of standards among major buyers, certification bodies and policymakers.
Standards protect workers, the environment and consumers, while offering producers a door to access new markets. Public procurement increasingly reflects the influence of these private initiatives, blurring the line between public and private standards.
While standards address consumer concerns about environmental, labour and social issues, it is challenging for producers to comply with so many different, overlapping standards. Dialogue among policymakers, suppliers and buyers during this event aims to contribute to transparent, harmonized standards that contribute to sustainable development goals.
This is a two-day ITC event within the context of the WTO Public Forum:
Session 1: Governments must do more to empower sustainable businessesSession 2: Sustainability standards create value in local marketsSession 3: Buyers see transparency and traceability as the challenges for sustainability standardsSession 4: Sustainability Standards: From turf to trustSession 5: ITC announces the Trade for Sustainable Development Principles
Trade for Sustainable Development Principles
If you are interested in learning more about Trade for Sustainable Development Forum, please contact us at wozniak[at]intracen.org or walterova[at]intracen.org