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Ten ways to make trade fairer for the global south

Published on April 22, 2015

Make the realities of trade transparent: One very practical approach in a west African country was to take the minister of finance in disguise in a truck carrying produce along a trade corridor so she could see the number of bribes, delays, red tape and obstacles to moving product across the country and across the border. Rules on paper are too often not implemented and policymakers need to really understand what the reality is on the ground. Then they have a better understanding of the real challenges and can convene the key actors in society to address market and regulatory failures in both domestic legislation and institutions, as well as in regional and global trade agreements and institutions.Jim Winkler, senior trade and investment advisor, DAI, Washington DC, USA.@DAIGlobal  Read more. Source | The Guardian