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Live Q&A: how can trade be made fairer in the global south?

Published on April 17, 2015

As developing countries increase their role in global markets, join an expert panel on Thursday 16 April, 1–3pm, to discuss how to foster more equitable trade.

It’s been slow, but since 1980, developing countries’ share of world trade in manufactured goods has doubled to 20%. South-south trade is also increasing: in 2013, for example, India imported 8.67m metric tonnes of crude palm oil, mostly from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Over the last few decades, global trade has been a contentious issue. Some NGOs still oppose globalization while others recognize that trade can play a powerful role in development, and are becoming increasingly involved in such issues.Read more. Source | The Guardian