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International trade in circular economy goods and services

Tuesday 4 June at 9.00-10.30


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The session will explore the impacts the transition to a circular economy will have on international trade and trade flows. It will also highlight some key issues that need to be considered to support the trade in circular goods and services.

9.00 Opening words​
Overview of World Trade and the Circular Economy​
Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate of the OECD See the presentation
Financing, standards, taxation and subsidies as means for promoting the fair trade in materials, goods and services related to circular economy​
Karin Kemper, Senior Director, World Bank ​
Álvaro García, Director, Planning and Budget Office, Presidency of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Challenges to and opportunities for the global trade in secondary raw materials and remanufactured goods​
Annica Bresky, Executive Vice President, Stora Enso​
Changhua Wu, CEO, Beijing Future Innovation Center
How can trade agreements promote sustainable and circular trade?​
Aik Hoe Lim
, Director of the Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization​
Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate of the OECD
10.30 Session ends


Peter Woodward and Eliza Anyangwe, Founder, Nzinga Effect


World Bank, UM, OECD, WTO

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