Trade is a major source of growth and provides a huge opportunity for developing nations to leverage the opportunities of the global economy. But to date, trade negotiations have slowed to a snail’s pace. To reboot them, the UK needs to work within the EU to adopt a new approach to the Doha negotiations that better recognises and works with developing countries. EU preferences also need to be updated for the 21st century. Any global or regional climate change deal must also be dovetailed with the multilateral trading regime and with development priorities.
Jodie Keane and Sheila Page