Integrating sustainable development objectives into UK trade policy

Amos, Robert Michael and Lydgate, Emily (2018) Integrating sustainable development objectives into UK trade policy. Discussion Paper. UK Trade Policy Observatory.

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Leaving the EU Customs Union will necessitate the
UK having an independent trade policy.1 As part of
the process of governing its external trade, the UK
must consider how it will integrate its sustainable
development objectives into this policy. In this
briefing paper, we conceive such objectives broadly,
including transparency, political participation and
access and consultation, as well as obligations within
FTAs to uphold labour standards and environmental
protections. Here we consider potential approaches to (1)
integrating sustainable development objectives into
the negotiating process; and (2) reflecting these
objectives through UK trade strategy.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: sustainable development, Brexit, international trade, Free Trade Agreements, European Union
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Depositing User: Emily Lydgate
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 13:26
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 13:27

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