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Published on May 7, 2008

Author: Saverio


=:  = World Trade = 75% for the richest = 3% for the poorest = make trade fair Wages for women = 25% lower then men = make trade fair $1 in aid from rich to poor countries = $2 in tariffs from poor to rich countries = make trade fair Campaign Proposition:  Campaign Proposition International trade has the potential to eliminate extreme poverty but rigged rules & double standards mean trade is widening the gap between rich & poor. Oxfam wants to make trade fair. Campaign Objectives:  Campaign Objectives Market access Subsidies Patents Commodity prices Pro-poor national and regional trade policies WTO reform Companies respect the rights of workers Priority Objectives for 1st year:  Priority Objectives for 1st year Northern governments open markets to LDC exports & improve access for textiles and clothing for all developing countries Northern governments adopt timetable for phasing out agricultural export subsidies and making domestic subsidies compatible with developing country needs Northern governments and IFI’s stop pushing developing countries to liberalize agricultural imports Campaign Strategy:  Campaign Strategy Research:  Research Trade Report Wedge Reports Coffee: background study on coffee & company reports Labour Regional research & reports Lobbying:  Lobbying National - PRSP’s & national trade policy Regional - Regional Trade Agreements Global - WTO Alliances:  Alliances International cross-sectoral alliance building Issue specific alliances around the ‘wedge’ issues Coalitions at national level in Oxfam home countries Coalitions at national level in the south Coalitions around regional trade agreements National, regional and global women’s networks Popular Campaigning :  Popular Campaigning Website the ‘hub’ of the campaign Profile raising around key dates or events Join the crowd & take action! General actions Wedge specific actions Fair trade as a positive consumer choice North & south Media:  Media Global, regional, national and local media Coordinated approach by Oxfam affiliates & OI Launch: report, campaign action, human-interest stories, celebrity endorsement Regional examples:  Regional examples CAMEXCA & SOUTH AMERICA FTAA: coffee, dumping, TRIPs, labour Working with alliances & OI Launch: Mexico*, San Paulo*, Barbados, El Salvador EAST ASIA market access, dumping, labour Working with alliances & OI Launch: Hong Kong*, Thailand, Philippines & East Timor Coffee Wedge:  Coffee Wedge Coffee has the potential to help many poor people out of poverty but currently it is impoverishing the poor through market failure. Massive over-production by producers, transnational corporations which exploit this to make super-profits, and complacent northern governments all conspire to leave over 20 million coffee-farming families in increasing poverty. Coffee Objectives:  Coffee Objectives Creation of high level task force on commodities A new institutional framework to establish stable & remunerative commodity prices Multinationals pay a living income. Consumer country governments to engage with the issue Producer country governments to collaborate in curbing over-production and provide targeted help for poor farmers. WTO to reduce tariffs on agricultural products Coffee Objectives 2002:  Coffee Objectives 2002 Governments and IFI’s agree to international action Major coffee company reviews supply chain practices Retailers actively promote Fair Trade coffee Coffee Strategy:  Coffee Strategy Corporate campaign - Nestle, Sara Lee, Kraft Northern & Southern campaigns - governments, IFI’s, WTO & UNCTAD Cut the Cost Objectives:  Cut the Cost Objectives WTO patent rules reformed Companies reduce medicine prices in developing countries End to bullying over patent policies Publicly-funded research into treatment of poor-country diseases Cut the Cost Objectives 2002:  Cut the Cost Objectives 2002 Governments honour commitments made at Doha Governments include re-examination of drug patenting issues in the review of WTO patent rules Cut the Cost Strategy:  Cut the Cost Strategy Southern campaigns & northern campaigns - governments, WTO, drug companies Labour wedge:  Labour wedge International companies that trade and sell labour intensive goods produced in low-wage countries are, such as flowers or clothing are, with the complicity of governments, exploiting the workers who produce them. Women make up the majority of workers in these sectors. Labour Objectives:  Labour Objectives Awareness raising Multinationals respect & protect the basic rights of women workers Equal wages for men and women Governments enact and implement labour laws Strengthen the ILO Strengthen OECD guidelines Labour Strategy:  Labour Strategy Solidarity campaign - women workers Consumer & investor campaigns Southern & northern campaigns Timeline for 1st year of the campaign:  Timeline for 1st year of the campaign National, Regional & Corporate Advocacy Timeline for 1st year of the campaign:  Timeline for 1st year of the campaign National, Regional & Corporate Advocacy Nestle action

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