Live Debate | Commodity Trading and Development

SINGAPORE-ECONOMY-TRADEThe live debate focuses on commodity trading. While this sector has become of strategic importance to Switzerland’s economy, it also entails a number of risks. Swiss development cooperation focuses on several resource-rich countries, whose mineral and agricultural commodities are traded via Switzerland. Being a top trading hub, how can Switzerland assist these countries to reap the benefits of their natural resource wealth?

The live debate draws on the policy debate published by the journal International Development Policy.

Panel

  • Werner Thut, Senior Policy Advisor at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC, Analysis & Policy Division)
  • Humberto Campodónico, Principal Professor of the Faculty of Economics at the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
  • Stéphane Graber, Secretary General, Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA)

Introduction and Moderation

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor, Graduate Institute | Editor-in chief, International Development Policy

Read the e-debate with inputs by Werner Thut (SDC), Alexandra Gillies (Revenue Watch Institute), Humberto Campodónico (National University of San Marcos) and Stéphane Graber (Swiss Trading & Shipping Association).

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1 réponse

  1. Maren Schulte dit :

    Trafigura, one of the world’s leading commodity trading firms, announced on 18 November 2014 that it will join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI, https://eiti.org/), the global standard for improving transparency of revenues from natural resources.

    Read a comment on the announcement by Alexandra Gillies: http://www.resourcegovernance.org/news/blog/trafigura-announces-disclosures-big-step-should-be-first-many

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