Briefing: India. Animal Protection in EU Trade Negotiations
The EU and India have been discussing a comprehensive trade agreement for almost 15 years and one of the main stumbling blocks remains the inclusion of provisions on Trade and Sustainable Development. While these trade negotiations are on hold, the political context is rapidly changing. The EU has launched its European Green Deal and a new Trade Strategy – which will have to “unequivocally support the Green Deal in all its dimensions”. In addition, the world is facing an increasing number of challenges that can only be resolved through international cooperation – climate change, biodiversity loss, antimicrobial resistance, spread of zoonoses – and at the heart of these challenges often lies the food system, and animal welfare.