Trade can be a powerful engine for poverty reduction. But rigged trade rules and double standards too often mean it now hurts poor people’s livelihoods.
World trade could be a powerful force for reducing poverty, if poor people could sell their products at a decent price. What is stopping them? The gross injustices of the world trade system. Unfair trade agreements and agricultural subsidies hamper efforts to reduce poverty in poor countries.
What Oxfam is Doing
- Helping organizations advocate for fair trade rules
- Oxfam Canada supports organizations in developing countries by demanding better trade policies from their own governments and the World Trade Organization.
- Oxfam produces high-quality research and advocates for responsible policies that will help people benefit from international trade. Oxfam's policy recommendations are considered at the highest levels of governments and the WTO.
- Building a global movement to Make Trade Fair