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Making Voluntary Sustainability Standards Contribute to the SDGs
11 October 2018
Room XXIV, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

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Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) have become an important market access prerequisite for developing-country producers and exporters of agro-forestry and fishery commodities. Intended benefits from VSS however do not always reach small producers and MSMEs.

Issues for Discussion

  • How can we merge consumer and business interests towards “sustainable” goods with development interests?

  • How can trade shape the influence of VSS on developing countries’ market access?

  • What do country cases show on how “equitable” VSS are for smallholder producers and MSMEs?

 

 

 

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Programme

Language(s):English; English;
Contact:
Ms. Miho Shirotori, miho.shirotori@unctad.org
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