A Sustainability Toolkit for Trade Negotiators:

Trade and investment as vehicles for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda


ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations
BIT Bilateral Investment Treaty
CAFTA-DR Central America – U.S. – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement
CARIFORUM The Caribbean Forum
CEC (North American) Commission on Environmental Cooperation
CETA (Canada-EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CSR corporate social responsibility
EC European Commission
ECA environmental cooperation agreement
EFTA Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the Swiss Confederation
EIA environmental impact assessment
EPA economic partnership agreement
EU European Union
FET fair and equitable treatment
FTA Free trade agreement
FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas
GATS General Agreement on Trade in Services
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
ICC international criminal code
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IIA international investment agreement
IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development
IP intellectual property
IPFSD Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development
IPR intellectual property right
ISDS investor–state dispute settlement
MEA multilateral environmental agreement
MFN most-favoured nation
MST minimum standard of treatment
NAAEC North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
RTIA regional trade and investment agreement
SADC Southern African Development Community
SDG Sustainable Development Goals
SPS sanitary and phytosanitary
TEPAC U.S. Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee
TiSA Trade in Services Agreement
TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership
TRIMs Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures
TRIPs Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
TTIP Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
UPOV International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
U.S. United States
USTR United States Trade Representative
WTO World Trade Organization

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