Thursday, 01.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland

WTO Public Forum: “Trade works…IF” – What Does It Take to Make Trade Work for Development?

Trade can be a vehicle for growth, development and poverty reduction. Harvesting the potential gains trade, however, is not neither automatic nor easy.

The mere increase of integration into the global economy does not by itself produce a greater developmental impact. Trade works IF developing countries can fully harness the opportunities that come with trade and minimize its potential disadvantages. Decision makers have to work in a variety of policy fields simultaneously and complementary to provide the solid ground for economic and social development. The working session explored the recommendations of policy initiatives aiming at a fair distribution of gains from trade

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