Response to the consultation on “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe”

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Women's rights and trade

The consultation concerning “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe” presents an opportunity for the EU to use its leadership in the multilateral trade system to accelerate worldwide progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

However, the stark absence of the principle of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) gives way for concern. A sustainable development aligned EU trade policy should not prioritise the economic dimension over social and environmental dimensions. From this perspective, CONCORD provides their analysis and concrete recommendations.