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One of the objectives of the planned trade agreements is to facilitate trade in these areas, which will reduce the cost of raw materials and biofuels originating from the abovementioned countries. At the same time the EU is committed to decarbonising the transport sector and to phasing out crop-based biofuels. There is a risk that these two approaches – the planned trade agreements and the EU's goals – will be at odds with each other. This report recommends four trade policy approaches to ensure that trade does not contribute to the use of unsustainable crop-based biofuels.