Trade for Development Centre

Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.
We believe that fair and sustainable trade are a way to decrease poverty. It gives smallholders in the South the opportunity to develop in a sustainable way. We work around three main themes:


Here you will find our most recent publications in order of appearance. The last published will be in the front.

Articles (en)

EU legislative initiative on mandatory due diligence for companies

“The COVID-19 crisis painfully exposed the vulnerabilities of our economy and of unregulated global supply chains… We need to make sure that responsible business conduct and sustainable supply chains become the norm, a strategic orientation for businesses.” says Didier Reynders in a webinar on due diligence.

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Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

As the European Commission is poised to start developing a new ‘comprehensive strategy for textiles’ in the coming months, a group of 65 diverse civil society organisations has set out its vision for the global Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear (TGLF) sector. They have done so by releasing a non-official (or “shadow”) strategy in which they propose a set of legislative and non-legislative actions that the EU can undertake to contribute to fairer and more sustainable TGLF value chains.

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