Business development opportunities for suppliers should be facilitated by promoting full, fair, and open competition in international markets.
Trade agreements should be promoted that eliminate or reduce artificial market access barriers and technical barriers to trade.
Access to public-sector spend in UK and EU markets should be on the basis of free access to suppliers of all sizes. Specifiers and buyers should have to justify pre-qualification barriers which discriminate in favour of the status-quo and against small businesses and new entrants to the market.
Communications services must be liberalized on a technology-neutral basis.
Bilateral and multilateral telecom agreements should provide for transparency, independent regulatory authority, non-discrimination against foreign suppliers, and technology neutrality.
FCS supports the development and implementation of common-sense enforcement approaches to New Legislative Framework and export control mechanisms that risk distorting the market for recycling and resale of end-of-life mobile phones and IT equipment.
Enforcement authorities should provide robust guidance for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and resellers with regard to 'first placer' and chain-of-custody requirements.