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Draft opinion of the Committee on International Trade

The Committee on International Trade calls on the Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible:

– to incorporate the following suggestions into its motion for a resolution: ...

is convinced that mandatory due diligence is necessary to create a level playing field and avoid unfair competitive advantages arising in international trade...

stresses that the capacity constraints of SMEs need to be duly taken into account in the future due diligence legislation; notes that certified industry schemes are not a replacement for legislation; ...

stresses that civil society actors, trade unions and social partners should be part of risk prevention and should be given the right to file complaints in cases of infringement.

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