Supported by a country case study, along with UNCTAD training modules and presentations by national and international industry experts, the workshop will focus on the interface between environmental requirements, market access and export competitiveness in the leather and footwear industry in Bangladesh. The meeting will center on the following key issues: information gathering and dissemination; current adjustment approaches and capacity building needs; and pro-active policies for effective participation in international standard setting. The main target audience is the private sector, along with government officials and representatives of academia and NGOs. The workshop is organized under the project "Building Capacity for Improved Policy Making and Negotiations on Key Trade and Environment Issues" (INT/0T/2AQ). The training workshop is co-organized by the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies.