Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Eco-labelling and International Trade

Eco-labelling is a process used to inform the consumer of the environmental characteristics of a good or service. To-date over thirty countries have passed legislation and instituted eco-labelling programmes and there are presently more than sixty eco-labels in existence globally.

This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines the eco-labelling and international trade debate and its impact on trade policies, market access and standard setting policies of relevance to developing countries.


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