Workshop: How to prevent regulatory fragmentation in circular economy

The National Board of Trade Sweden and the OECD arranged a workshop on regulatory fragmentation in circular economy. The workshop aimed to address challenges hindering the growth of trade in a circular economy.

Regulatory fragmentation is an increasing problem in circular ecenomy for both regulators and businesses across the globe. The lack of a common framework, such as definitions, technical specifications, or standards, risks hampering the potential growth of circular trade. Although we may share common goals, the actual capacities and approaches to implementing green policies differ.

Time and registration

When: 9 April at 09.00–13.00 (CET)

Where: OECD premises in Paris and digital via Zoom

Sign up: OECD registration form - Zoom

With this workshop, the National Board of Trade and the OECD hoped to raise awareness of the regulatory challenges connected to the transition to a circular economy. We also gather experts to discuss solutions on both a domestic and international level.

The discussion was moderated by our senior trade policy adviser, Linda Bodén. And our senior trade policy adviser, Felinda Wennerberg, participated as a panelist. She shared her findings from an upcoming analysis on regulatory fragmentation in the circular economy from the National Board of Trade Sweden. She was joined by representatives from, e.g., Volvo Group, UNECE, and the OECD in an interactive panel discussion.