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Saturday, April 01, 2006



Until industry titans support the import of goods into their respective markets, poor countries will always face the challenges like Mr. Mukelabai's. The dilemma is created when the poor countries have no market to offer in reciprocity. That is to say, the poor countries want access to larger, more profitable markets, where more dominant players already compete at very thin margins, but cannot support the supply of goods into their own country. To simply 'regulate' change will never create the level playing field poor countries seek. The poor countries must be willing to negotiate with the large multi-national companies as well as other governments if they truly want to open the doors of trade facilitation.

Part of these negotiations include creating stable, predictable business climates. Zambia, for example, would do well to learn this lesson, "If you want to be treated fairly in global markets, treat global players fairly in your own".

Trade Facilitation - trafac.blogspot.com

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