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NGOs, Business Groups Debate Principles For Preference Reform (World Trade Online)
April 10, 2009
World Trade Online quotes CGD senior fellow Kim Elliott on trade preferences for developing countries.
From the article:
"“There are obviously differences on details, but there is also general agreement across a broad swath of development NGOs and business groups on the need for reform of U.S. trade preferences programs to make them more reliable by authorizing them for more than one or two years at a time,” according to Kim Elliot of the Center for Global Development.
Reform is also necessary to make the preference programs simpler to implement and access, to make them more generous for the poorest countries, and to better coordinate the programs with U.S. foreign assistance programs, Elliot said."