Handel viktigare än någonsin för utveckling

Mycket bra artikel i Foreign Affairs om handel.

Föreställningen om att handel sker på de ”rika ländernas villkor” eller utarmar fattigare länder är helt felaktig. Både handel och investeringar gynnar utvecklingsländer.

”The link between trade and development has never been stronger than in recent decades. Between 1991 and 2011, developing countries’ share of world trade doubled and nearly one billion people escaped poverty. Some of the countries that were most engaged in trade, including many in Asia, saw the greatest progress in development, whereas countries that remained largely closed, including many in the Middle East and North Africa, generally saw substantially less progress. In the mid-1990s, foreign direct investment in developing countries surpassed the amount they received in foreign aid. And last year, for the first time in history, the value of trade between developing countries exceeded that between developing and developed countries.”