NTM Week streaming on VSS, Sustainable Development and Trade


Session: 11.30am-1 pm (GMT+2)

Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Sustainable Development and Trade: UNFSS 3rd Flagship Report

The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards presents its 2018 flagship report. The report is set to impart an agenda on voluntary sustainability standards and its relation to trade issues, in particular the impact of these standards on market access. The objective of this report is to provide an in-depth understanding of these standards from a trade policy perspective and explore how trade can shape their influence on developing countries’ market access and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Chair: Mr. Santiago Fernández de Córdoba, UNCTAD

• Mr. Matteo Fiorini, European University Institute
• Mr. Manish Pande, Joint Director, Quality Council of India
• Mr. Rogerio Correa, Coordinator Brazilian Voluntary Sustainability Standards Platform, INMETRO

• Members of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Trade Centre, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization