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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