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“When two parties are in very unequal positions, their mutual consent alone does not guarantee a fair contract; the rule of free consent remains subservient to the demands of the natural law … trade relations can no longer be based solely on the principle of free, unchecked competition, for it very often creates an economic dictatorship. Free trade can be called just only when it conforms to the demands of social justice.”…Pope Paul VI, Populorum Progressio, #59, 1967
|The videos below provide a general introduction to the need for reform and explain why reforming TRADE is one of the Millennium Development Goals.
The impact of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) according to the War On Want.
The WTO: Why is it Bad for You? (produced by Focus on the Global South, 2003)
|What you can do to help over the long term:
Join the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network. (Click here)
What you can do to help in the short term:
Buy Fair Trade Products. (Click here)