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Article in ECDPM GREAT Insights Magazine on implementing sustainable business through EU aid and trade policies

Please read the article of Mr Marten van den Berg, Director-General Foreign Economic Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands in the ECDPM GREAT insights magazine. The article about sustainable value chains and implementing sustainable business through EU aid and trade policies explains what the Netherlands will seek to enhance during its EU Presidency over the first half of 2016.

The growing significance of global value chains is forcing EU policymakers to tackle more complex sustainability challenges than ever before. Given the contribution that sustainable global value chains make to many countries’ prosperity, the EU’s external policies need to reflect the crucial importance of global value chains and responsible business conduct. Therefore the Netherlands will seek to enhance the coherence of EU trade and development policies and their contribution to sustainable development, in particular by enhancing the sustainability of global value chains.