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1 Guidelines for Environment Arrangements Merinda-Lee Hassall Ministry for the Environment New Zealand

2 2 Environment Arrangements? HOW? WHO?

3 3 OECD World Trade 1992 World Trade - OECD Countries

4 4 Why do we need guidelines? Baseline threshold Transparency Reference point for discussion Consistency Increase understanding/education Promote and encourage

5 5 New Zealand Approach Environment Arrangements Framework Guidelines – 6 elements Drafting options

6 6 Guidelines Environment Arrangement 1.Preamble e.g. closer social & political relationships & economic partnerships….…promoting sustainable development 2.Objectives e.g. Committed to the pursuit of sustainable development….

7 7 Guidelines Environment Arrangement 3.Principles and Commitments e.g. will not seek to gain trade or investment advantage by weakening its environmental laws…. 4.Cooperation e.g. cooperative activities may be in areas of environmental expertise …

8 8 Guidelines Environment Arrangement 5.Institutional Arrangements e.g. the functions of the Environment Committee will include……… 6.Consultation e.g. where differences arise the Participants will resolve differences through consultation

9 9 New Zealand Approach Drafting Options Draft text with different options New Zealand Thailand Closer Economic Partnership, Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership, (Brunei, Chile, New Zealand & Singapore ), 2005.

10 10 Chiles Draft Chapter Useful guidelines covering the 6 elements Would it be helpful to provide: examples & explanations? drafting options? Framework Guidelines – 6 elements Drafting options

11 11 Conclusion – Whats next? Trade and environment is here to stay. NZ approach Chiles draft chapter Useful to provide drafting examples and options?


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