Document: Under the Influence: Exposing Undue Corporate Influence Over Policy-Making at the World Trade Organization

Dominic Eagleton for ActionAid International
Publication Date:
Fri, 20/04/2012 - 19:22
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Multinational companies have an undue influence over the making of global trade rules at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Big business lobbyists have privileged access to government policymakers and use it to push trade agreements that undermine the fight against poverty. 
This report highlights many examples of privileged corporate access to, and excessive influence over, the WTO policy-making process. It argues that governments must take urgent action to curb corporate influence in the WTO and put the rights of poor people before the profits of multinationals in the current round of global trade talks.
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