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Going circular: How the HS codes can/not support a circular economy

15 September 2023 12:30 - 13:45
WTO Public Forum Switzerland

Are you interested in the circular economy?

Did you always want to deepen your understanding about the HS codes?

And are you open for experiments?

Then please join this session!

A global transition to an inclusive circular economy is a vital strategy for addressing the triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution as well as boosting industrial resilience. International trade will play a critical role in realising an inclusive circular economy. This session will explore how trade flows which promise to contribute to an inclusive circular economy can be better facilitated. “Going circular” will discuss the important role the HS can play in helping to address circular trade facilitation challenges. However, it will emphasize its limitations and introduce experimental trade facilitation measures to achieve more quickly a robust and inclusive circular economy.

The session is a joint effort of UNECE, Fondation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Geneva office, World Customs Organization (WCO) and Chatham House. It is organized as part of the WTO Public Forum. 

  • Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
  • Time: 12:30-13:45 
  • Room: A.

Registration: please note that it necessary to registration for the WTO Public Forum to be able to enter the meeting: WTO | Public Forum 2023 — Registration 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]