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How to deal with measures differentiating between products based on the sustainability of their processes or production methods (PPMs) ?

Stéphanie Kpenou,

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While the EU is putting in place unilateral measures to strengthen the sustainability requirements of the products it imports (carbon border adjustment mechanism, regulation on imported deforestation, mirror measures in agriculture, etc.), the compatibility of these measures with international trade rules remains a major concern. The session will discuss the treatment by the multilateral trading system of measures discriminating products based on the sustainability of their processes or production methods (PPMs),
which may affect trade. In particular, how this question should be treated to support the transition towards a sustainable recovery in line with the objectives of sustainable development enshrined in the WTO Agreement. This topic will be tackled from the perspectives of developing countries, regulating States, NGOs, and businesses.

With the participation of :
 Luisa Santos, Deputy-Director General for BusinessEurope.
 Stéphanie Noel, International trade Lawyer, S. Noel Law Office.
 Xiangchen Zhang, Deputy director general, WTO

Roundtable discussion moderated by Stéphanie Kpenou, International Trade Advocacy Officer at the Veblen Institute.
The roundtable is organised in the framework of the WTO Public Forum. It will take place Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 15:45-17:00, Room S3

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