Tagged: Trade

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As negotiations continued at the WTO in Geneva, international agency Oxfam said that developing countries must not be blamed for delay or possible breakdown of the talks.

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The deal emerging in WTO talks has some serious flaws and falls far short of the pro-development reform that was originally promised, said international agency Oxfam today.

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The refusal of the US to cut cotton subsidies that hurt West African farmers is a signal that they are not serious about living up to their development promises in trade talks

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A new US offer on farm subsidies at the WTO in Geneva does not go nearly far enough and will not deliver the promised benefits for developing countries.

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Trade reform that puts poor countries first is desperately needed in the face of rising food and fuel prices and global economic insecurity. But current offers at the WTO would make the situation worse and undermine development.

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Cotton ready for export in Peru. Small cotton producers are negatively affected by regional trade agreements. Credit: Renato Guimarães/Oxfam

Europe is negotiating new trade deals – economic partnership agreements – with African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries but it is choosing power politics over partnership.

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Cotton harvest in fields, near Fana. Photo: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

Cotton subsidy reform could substantially improve the welfare of over one million West African households—10 million people.

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Rice farmers harvesting in  Astuare, Ghana. Credit: Chris Young/Oxfam

For millions of farmers like Al-Hassan across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, growing rice is their only hope for getting out of poverty. However, cheap imports are undermining their prospects of a better life.

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Blossom. Credit: Oxfam

For thousands of women in Colombia's flower industry, flowers aren't so much a symbol of love as one of mass exploitation

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