Tagged: Regional Trade Agreements

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FRUSAN: checking the plums for blemishes, cracks, ripeness etc. Credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Chile has seen an overall growth in its economy but behind this success story, there are some heavy costs. Regional trade agreements have thrown the workers further into poverty.

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Cotton processed at the Cañete-Mala Processing Plant owned by ANPAL (Nati: onal Association of Cotton Producers). Credit: Renato Guimarães/Oxfam

RTAs are being negotiated between rich countries and poor countries, and deals are being pushed through at unreasonable pace and with unfair rules, leaving poor countries without the time or the space to develop the best trade policies for their people.

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Regional Trade Agreements between equal partners can be beneficial to both – but between a rich and a poor economy, the stronger economy always comes out on top.

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