EU multi-stakeholder dialogue for sustainable cocoa Launch event
In the context of the European Commission’s political priorities including the European Green Deal and a zero tolerance approach on child labour, the Commission will initiate an informal dialogue in support of a sustainable cocoa sector. It will build upon the initiative of the two main producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, existing initiatives of EU Member States, partner countries, and international organisations.
Considering the role of the EU as policy and global standard setter, the objective of the dialogue is to support the elimination of child labour and child trafficking, the protection and restorations of forests, and to ensure a living income for cocoa farmers.
The dialogue aims to complement Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s joint initiative of June 2019 on a minimum price for cocoa on the world market and to trigger further progress on key sustainability issues in the cocoa sector in the longer term.
Interested organisations or individuals/experts are encouraged to submit proposals on the functioning of the EU multistakeholder dialogue on sustainable cocoa by sending us the following feedback form via e-mail at TRADE-COCOATALKS@ec.europa.eu by 6 October 2020.