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How trade policy can support good environmental practice

Posted On: 11 Apr 2021   |   Posted By: Client Earth

In light of the ongoing climate crisis, it is more important than ever for trade policy to be aligned with environmental action - and countries globally are taking notice.
In the UK, environmental standards are being hotly debated as the country develops its new trade policy, with issues ranging from the Paris Agreement to sustainable agricultural production.
We have produced a report to help navigate how trade policy can support good environmental practice. We've looked specifically at import restrictions, and outlined how well-designed measures can be used to facilitate a more progressive approach to international trade.
As it designs its new trade policy, the UK government can - and should - take a more progressive approach to restricting imports for environmental reasons. While some have claimed this would be impossible under World Trade Organization rules, our report shows that there are ways ahead.
It is clear that the focus on environmental standards in developing trade policy is critical. But the...

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