Briefing ‘SPS standards’: interviews of participants

  Relationship between private standards and the WTO’s SPS Agreement Mr Robson de Moura Fernandes (World Trade Organisation) presents the relationship between private standards and the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement. He mentions the development of discussions in the SPS Committee to date, how the issue emerged in the SPS Committee and is now … Continue reading Briefing ‘SPS standards’: interviews of participants

Briefing ‘SPS standards’: video material

The video recordings of the 11th Briefing session (“Meeting food safety standards: implications for ACP agricultural exports”) are available (please click on the name of the speaker to watch his/her intervention): Welcome remarks: Mr Michael Scannell, European Commission Mr Guy Stinglhamber, PIP Dr Hansjörg Neun, CTA Panel 1 - Meeting food safety standards and the … Continue reading Briefing ‘SPS standards’: video material

Briefing “Land access and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities”: some reactions

What do participants to the 9th Briefing think about the discussions? We gathered some reactions H.E. Mr Ibrahim Bocar Ba, Ambassador of Mali to the European Union, chaired the first panel, which focused on "Land tenure and rural development: key issues". H.E. Ba shares with us his views on the theme of the Briefing. (interview … Continue reading Briefing “Land access and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities”: some reactions

Trade as a tool to support climate adaptation

At the 4th Brussels Development Briefing, Mr. Melendez-Ortiz from ICTSD presented the potential of trade in the fight against climate change. “In Africa”, Mr. Melendez-Ortiz argued, “the cost of adaptation to climate change would consume at least 5-10% of GDP by 2080”. How can we use trade to avoid these immense costs of climate change … Continue reading Trade as a tool to support climate adaptation