WTO Ministerial Conference: Peter Draper, Senior Research Fellow, South African Institute of International Affairs
At the WTO Ministerial Conference we spoke to Peter Draper, Senior Research Fellow at SAIIA, about the role of trade in the post-2015 agenda. Peter suggested that trade is best understood on two levels as (1) unilateral trade policy and (2) multilateral trade strategy. What countries do unilaterally is most important, and Aid for Trade and trade agreements are both needed help to support unilateral reform efforts. Establishing a regional trade agreement (RTA) exchange will be important to gather, absorb and implement best practices.
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