On November 20, JBCE held a session on Trade Policy and Sustainability in the presence of Dr. Kyoko Sakuma-Keck from AVISA Partners and Dr. Miho Taka from Coventry University.

Dr. Sakuma-Keck shared insights into the relationship between trade policy and sustainability in the new EU commission trade and investment strategy “Trade for All”. Dr. Taka introduced a field investigation of small scale mining industry in Rwanda. The investigation indicated the difficulty that characterises the regulation of supply chains’ transparency management.  At the end of session, an exchange of views on the UK’s modern slavery act and UN Forum on Business and human rights was held.