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Vigeo Eiris News - 27/11/2013

How to take more into account the sustainable development in the free trade agreements

On the 21st November, Nicole Notat gave to the French Foreign Trade Minister, Nicole Bricq, a report introducing recommendations on how to integrate better the sustainable development in the commercial agreements.

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Vigeo gives five recommendations to take more in account the sustainable development in trade agreements:

  1. To conduct studies before the negociations
  2. To enlarge the assessed criteria with the respect and the promotion of human rights
  3. To change the methodology of the studies in order to make them more synthetic and operational with identified risks and opportunities
  4. To reinforce the consultation of all the stakeholders
  5. To set up evaluation schemes for the next steps in the evaluation
Keywords : ESG, World