EU Trade Policy
Trade and Human Rights Policies
Video on Stolen Land and Stolen Futures, Cambodia
http://www.greens-efa.eu/stolen-land-stolen-future-7821.html (EN; FR)
NEW Second joint NGO letter to Commissioner de Gucht - calling for an investigation under the EU Everything But Arms Initiative following recent UN reports on serious and widespread human rights violations in Cambodia
Joint letter by civil society organisations to Commissioner de Gucht calliing for investigation into the escalating human rights abuses in Cambodia resulting from sugar production, agro-industrial development and exports of agricultural goods.
March 2012 APRODEV POLICY BRIEF on EU Human Rights and Trade Policies - The Case of ”Bittersweet” Sugar in Cambodia - This brief provides an overview and more insights into the option of withdrawal of EU trade preferences in response to ongoing human rights violations.
December 2011 Stolen Land Stolen Future - An APRODEV report on land grabbing in Cambodia
Investment in large-scale plantations and concessions frequently increases food insecurity for the poor and violates their rights. This report documents how affected communities in Cambodia have lost their livelihoods because of land grabbing. APRODEV calls for ensuring that EU trade policies and preferential trade schemes do not contribute to the violation of human rights by lack of action. APRODEV argues that evidence gathered builds sufficient grounds for investigations under the EU GSP program and that there are human rights abuses to which the suspension of trade preferences for sugar would be a sensible response.
EU Trade and Development Policies
March 2012: ARTICLE on the EC Communication on Trade, Growth and Development: tailoring trade and investment policy for those countries most in need from 27 January 2012.
September 2011: APRODEV Submission to EC Consultation on Trade, Inclusive Growth and Development
July 2010: APRODEV Submission to EC Consultation on a future EU Trade Policy
March 2010: APRODEV Brief on EU Trade Policy: Impact of Lisbon Treaty,
Trade and Governance
November 2008: APRODEV Background Paper: Trade and Governance - Does Governance matter for Trade?
Manual to the EU's approach to Free Trade Agreements
These EU FTA Manuals are posted with kind permission of Christian Aid, Member Agency of APRODEV
Manual 1: Introduction to FTA
Manual 2: Inside EU Trade Policy
Manual 3: FTA and Market Access
Manual 4: FTA and Services
Manual 5: FTA and Investment
Manual 6: FTA and Competition
Manual 7: FTA and Procurement
Manual 8: FTA and Intellectual Property