Past event

Research Event

US and EU Policy Options for Trade in Agricultural Commodities: Building on the Expertise of the Forest Sector

24 Sep 2013 - 00:00 to 25 Sep 2013 - 00:00

Washington DC, United States

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Event documents

Meeting Summary - US and EU Policy Options for Trade in Agricultural Commodities: Building on the Expertise of the Forest Sector
pdf | 157.97 KB
Background Paper - Biofuel Policies and Feedstock in the EU
pdf | 853.22 KB
Background Paper - Due Diligence Requirements and Company Reporting: Policy Options to Promote Responsible Sourcing
pdf | 258.42 KB
Background Paper - Controlling Trade in Agricultural Commodities: Bilateral Agreements
pdf | 222.33 KB
Background Paper - Controlling Trade in Agricultural Commodities: Public Procurement Policy
pdf | 223.38 KB

Overview

Chatham House and the Meridian Institute will host a workshop to discuss EU and US policy options for regulating the trade in those agricultural commodities that have a significant impact globally upon deforestation.

The purpose of the workshop is to consider the practical and political feasibility of applying trade and other demand-side measures to agricultural commodities, building in particular on the experiences of tackling the trade in illegal timber as well as measures from the biofuels sector.

Experts from US and EU government agencies, NGOs and research institutes will come together to identify avenues for future action in improving supply chain control and excluding ‘undesirable’ products from global markets.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

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