ditcted-18072017-biotrade-countries-2-500.jpgCountries implementing BioTrade

Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

Latin America:
Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.

​Over 20 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America now implement BioTrade, its concept or methodologies, with the support of national, regional and international BioTrade partners. Some companies working in developed countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are also working under the BioTrade Principles and Criteria (BT P&C) through the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

At the international level, UNCTAD’s BioTrade partners include

  • the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD);
  • the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES);
  • UEBT;
  • the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
  • International Trade Centre (ITC); and
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), among others.

UNCTAD’s BioTrade Initiative receives support from donors, in particular the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)/ Government of Switzerland.

At the regional level, partners include:

  • the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);
  • General Secretariat of the Andean Community;
  • Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization;
  • PhytoTrade Africa (PTA); and
  • Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for Cooperation - GIZ).

At the national level, partners include:

      1. Ministries of Environment and Trade in:

  • Colombia;
  • Ecuador;
  • Peru; and
  • Viet Nam.

      2. Trade Promotion Agencies in:

  • Ecuador;
  • Peru; and
  • Viet Nam.

      3. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as:

  • HELVETAS Viet Nam;
  • Alexander von Humboldt Institute (Colombia);
  • Corporación Biocomercio Sostenible - Colombia;
  • Corporación Fondo Biocomercio (Colombia); and
  • EcoCiencia (Ecuador)

      4. Business Associations, such as

  • the BioTrade Implementation Group (BIG) in Viet Nam, among others.
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