Market Access, Transparency and Fairness in Global Trade

Export Impact for Good

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This new Report concludes that market access begins at home. It argues that further reducing barriers to trade between developing countries needs to be an essential part of the way forward. The report is the first of an annual series on market access issues and focuses on reducing global poverty by improving market entry and trade transparency for developing countries. In this Report, a new methodology was applied, offering more accurate estimates of global poverty distribution and the impact of export growth on poverty.

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Voluntary standards: Boom or bust for developing countries?

This Chapter presents a detailed and in-depth analysis of the outcomes and impact of ‘Fair Trade’ voluntary standards on producers and exporters in developing countries. In assessing voluntary standards as one type of intervention in markets, it is important to understand that the policy choice is between different aspects of second-best solutions.

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