Tilburg Law and Economics Center

TILEC Club Med: Enrico Partiti

Date: Time: 10:45 Location: K7 Paviljoen

10:45-11:45, K7 Paviljoen
A proposal for a ‘Zero Deforestation’ Regulation

A proposal for a ‘Zero Deforestation’ Regulation 

There is urgency in addressing impact on ecosystems and local communities from the production of agricultural commodities. EU demand for forest-risk commodities (FRCs) such as cocoa, coffee, palm oil, rubber, soy, maize and beef, generates considerable detrimental impacts worldwide on deforestation, ecosystem destruction and human rights of the communities affected. Together with a consortium of international NGOs, and in light of the EU Green Deal, I have been drafting a proposal for a EU Regulation establishing due diligence obligations for economic operators marketing FRCs and derived products. The presentation will discuss main features of the proposal, as well as key elements for WTO compliance of a possible regime for responsible governance of global value chains.