DDG Paugam: A mix of trade policy approaches is needed to achieve sustainability goals

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum working group on marine debris on 20 February, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said the APEC “soft law” approach of setting out a collective direction and relying on individual implementation could provide inspiration for the WTO in mobilising trade policy for environmental sustainability objectives. DDG Paugam’s remarks are below.