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Under The Influence: Exposing undue Corporate Policy Influence over Policy Making at the WTO
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This report shows how the EU and US continue to claim they are acting in the interests of poor countries in the ‘development’ round of trade negotiations, and how the reality was very different - with key proposals for the reform of multinational power within the WTO.

Action Aid, January 2006

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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.