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Discover Sustainable Value Chain through VSS

The idea of ‘Sustainable Consumption and Production’ comes in manifold. Where Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) are concerned, sustainable production is essentially complying to VSS schemes, and sustainable consumption is purchasing products with VSS labels. Although this may sound simple, there are however a wide array of complexities VSS may indirectly undermine the simplicity of this implementation. UNFSS have proceeded to develop a series of informational videos that could speak not just to direct stakeholders, but also to the public in general,

Launch Preview: The 3rd UNFSS Flagship on VSS, Trade and Sustainable Development

What are the impacts of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) from the trade policy perspective? Can one consider VSS as a market access enhancer, or barriers to trade? What sustainability concerns do VSS address? The relationship between VSS, trade and sustainable development are among the most pronounced concepts sought-after the realm of green global value chains. The three questions above typically highlights the main components where the influence of VSS over export opportunities can either facilitate market access or becomes an obstacle

Key takeaway from the Andean Community Sustainable Trade workshop

The 2-day intensive workshop held in Lima, Peru between 5th-6th June 2018, on ‘Sustainable Trade between Peru and the EU‘ was organized at the request of the Andean Community to support mainly the Peruvian SMEs exporters and policy makers to be able to gain deeper knowledge and the potentiality of accessing the lucrative European Sustainable Development’s “Green” market.¬†Details and agenda of the workshop can be found here. There were over 50 participants at the workshop, of which the majority of

UNIDO – SECO Event | 20 June 2018: Good Governance In Developing Modern Quality Infrastructure Systems

To integrate successfully in the global trading system, countries need to comply with international quality requirements for goods and services. Quality Infrastructure (QI) helps domestic and global producers and consumers fulfil their mutual quality goals. It also stimulates industrial development, trade competitiveness, innovation and efficient use of resources, while ensuring protection of the environment. In the framework of UNIDO’s trade capacity-building activities, a side event will be held on setting the good governance foundations for a modern quality infrastructure system for

Andean Community Sustainable Trade Workshop in Lima, Peru on 5-6 June 2018

In recent years, Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) had an increasing influence over export opportunities for developing countries to access the international markets. The fast-changing landscape matters to everyone: consumers, buyers, traders, producers, and policymakers, given its pertinence in the global trends, market access conditions and the standards used at all levels of the supply chains. In 2016, Andean Community exports to the EU reached US $13,718 million, with agri-food products exports representing 43% between these two partners, making EU the