EU-EAC MARKUP II _ Online workshop on EU Deforestation-free Regulation (EUDR)


    The Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP II), funded by the European Union (EU) from 2023-2027, aims to enhance economic development in the East African Community (EAC) through sustainable intra-African and EU-Africa trade. Focused on improving livelihoods, employment, and export competitiveness for MSMEs, the program supports the development of key export-oriented value chains. The second phase targets strengthening MSMEs' competitiveness, emphasizing value addition and diversification, and addressing market regulations and environmental and social criteria.

    Deforestation is identified as a critical global challenge with significant implications for the environment, society, and the economy. The International Trade Centre (ITC) organizes a webinar under MARKUP II to discuss EU Green Deal regulations and the Deforestation-free Regulation (EUDR), emphasizing the importance of mitigating deforestation in agricultural commodity production.

    The workshop aims to shed light on the main components of EUDR, its origin and context of EU Green Deal, discuss the main- elements of EUDR implementation and the core concepts, among which “Benchmarking”, “Due Diligence Obligations”, “Geolocation of all plots of land”. Participants to the workshop will include policymakers, private sector and experts and will be invited to share best practices and insights on how to achieve deforestation-free global value chains and meet the requirements of EU market. It also seeks to provide a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and explore opportunities to build more sustainable and resilient global value chains, and across all topics, learn from lessons learned, best practices and challenges along the way to creating more sustainable land use and deforestation-free supply chains. 

    To register for the workshop, please click on the "Register Now" button. If you encounter any difficulties during the registration process, feel free to reach out for assistance by sending an email to EACMARKUPII@intracen.org.

    Date & location
    6 February 2024