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What's new with TSD Chapters?

von Carolin Löprich

by Carolin Löprich, Programme Manager for Democracy and Sustainable Development

Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters: update Jan. - Feb. 2021

Through the inclusion of Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in all of its comprehensive trade agreements, the EU underscores its cooperation-based approach tofree trade that fosters sustainable labour and environmental governance. Yet, the implementation of these provisions often remain insufficient.


With all recent EU trade agreements containing similar commitments, the ruling on TSD provisions in the case of South Korea becomes and important opportunity for the EU to insiston the legally binding nature of TSD chapters in order to ensure that EU trade agreements deliver in terms of sustainable development.



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Carolin Löprich

Carolin Löprich

Programm-Managerin Demokratie und Nachhaltige Entwicklung

carolin.loeprich@kas.de +32 2 66931 71 +32 2 66931 62