Women in the Commonwealth: Trade and Investment

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest 4:30 pm, 11th March 2020

My hon. Friend makes an interesting point about how we can help people in extreme poverty in those countries. A problem, however, is that if we create new tariffs across the world for things such as cocoa, we may unwittingly allow greater competition against the farmers she describes, inadvertently undercutting their salaries rather than helping them into prosperity through trade.