Trade and sustainable development in EU trade agreements: response to consultation
Trade is part of consumers’ lives: many of their clothes, TVs, smartphones, food and
the services they use to book their holidays would be unthinkable without it. Open trade
between countries can be positive as it enhances consumer choice and can result in
cheaper prices. But consumers are becoming more conscious about the impact of their
shopping choices on the environment. Also, some trade rules can set conditions for how
countries can regulate.
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