Sustainable international value chains: The EU’s new due diligence approach as part of a policy mix

Bettina Rudloff
#Sustainability standards
#Corporate responsibility and lead firms

A new family of regulatory approaches affecting international value chains has been initiated recently, mainly by developed countries, the Due Diligence Laws (DDLs). These new approaches are an addition to already existing (and partially) older trade measures that have already been adapted in the past to better incorporate sustainability goals. However, adding the DDLs on top of already existing other measures begs the question how all these measures fit together, how they interact and which areas would benefit from (improved) coordination.

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