Looking around the world, China and the EU economic and trade partnership close to the obvious, the EU is China's largest trading partner, China has for many years become the EU's second largest trading partner. Green trade barriers are gradually replacing tariff barriers.At the forum, China EU sustainable supply chain high on November 28th ~29, held in Beijing, China CCPIT Zhao Ping director of International Trade Research Institute of the Ministry of truth: "the green trade barrier has gradually become a new means of trade protectionism, which launched the environmental footprint of products" (PEF) catalog "is particularly worthy of attention. Currently PEF has entered the legislative process. Get rid of high energy consumption and high emission and labor-intensive production status in China textile and garment industry still present, once the implementation of PEF, China imports of textile products or will face fall cliff style. The establishment of sustainable supply chain of the textile industry is the move." China Council Chairman Jiang Zengwei said that China EU textile industry related stakeholders only in the optimization of sustainable industrial chain, improve resource utilization efficiency and quality standards to strengthen exchanges, expand pragmatic cooperation in trade and investment, technology research and development, to jointly expand the cooperation of the cake.Green trade barriers should not be underestimatedThe first 10 months of this year, China's textile and garment exports totaled $2195.46, down by 6.53%, a decline continues to expand. Behind the export decline, trade protectionism phantom emerge. Some media reported that in March 11th, the European Union and the United States at almost the same time to China textile attack, ready to take measures to limit imports of textiles China. April 1st, the EU is China's textile and garment import tariffs increased from 9% to 12%. And this is only the textile industry is facing a dominant external worries". Under the tide of global economic integration, the green trade barriers with three characteristics of legitimacy, rationality and effectiveness are gradually replacing tariff barriers, becoming a new segment of trade protectionism. Among green trade barriers, PEF is particularly noteworthy. PEF is based on the product life cycle assessment (LCA) method, and carries on the green inspection to each link of the import product and its supply chain. In other words, LCA evaluation through the products, processes and activities throughout the life cycle, including raw material extraction and processing, manufacturing, transportation and sales, product use, reuse and maintenance, waste recycling and waste disposal. Only provide PEF evaluation data, and evaluation of data indicators in more than 70% of the products are eligible to enter the EU market. Therefore, once implemented PEF, it means that the EU market environmental standards are fully elevated.Accelerate the sustainable supply chain of textile industryFaced with the possible impact of PEF, Japan, South Korea and other countries have long and systematically carried out LCA research and application. Some countries have selected domestic 1~2 industry pilot, the use of LCA pilot industry product environmental impact assessment, and based on the pilot results to establish their own PEF program. As the world's largest textile exporter, China's response to PEF's pace is clearly much slower. From a national perspective, there is no domestic response to PEF's LCA based database, there is no authoritative evaluation agencies. From the enterprise level, the Chinese export enterprises environmental management capacity can not meet the PEF standard, but many enterprises is still not clear the influence of PEF on export enterprises, to take measures is impossible. According to Chinese CCPIT Institute estimates that last year Chinese exports to the EU textile and clothing has suffered due to various losses for the year to detect non-compliance Chinese 18.9% of the total textile and apparel exports to the eu." Zhao Ping said.Zhao Ping said that the establishment of sustainable supply chain textile industry must be put on schedule as soon as possible. First of all, it is necessary to develop the ecological textiles as the goal, to environmental product declaration as the starting point to promote eco textile design and certification. Secondly, to promote the textile raw materials manufacturers to carry out clean production, encourage natural fiber production enterprises to reduce the pollution, for optimizing the production process of chemical fiber, synthetic fiber and renewable biomass engineering technology as the core R & D. Finally, to promote recycling of waste textiles, the development of renewable polyester fiber industry, the choice of economic and rational use of renewable technology routes, the construction of circular economy industrial chain.In order to promote the outcome of the forum landing, the United Nations Environment Programme and China CCPIT Research Institute jointly issued the "Chinese textile sustainable supply chain action plan", through the construction of standard system of sustainable engineering, intelligent production projects such as the four key projects to draw the outline of the textile industry sustainable supply chain construction path. "We hope that the textile industry is not only pay attention to PEF, Chinese for the EU export enterprises should attach great importance to the development of PEF, the model of sustainable supply chain to improve the resource conservation and environment friendly. At the same time, China should also establish its own PEF, to avoid unfavorable ecological products into."