In politically unstable areas, armed groups often use forced labour to mine minerals. They then sell those minerals to fund their activities, for example to buy weapons.
Economic Partnership Agreements are trade and development agreements negotiated between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and regions.
The EU’s GSP removes import duties from products coming into the EU market from vulnerable developing countries.
The aim of the EU’s trade and development policy is to put trade at the service of inclusive growth and development for developing countries.
Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present whilst ensuring future generations can meet their own needs.
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