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Aid for Trade

From: Fixing Fashion


The chapter Aid for Trade takes a look at the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement over 20 years, considering who has benefitted. It also analyzes statistics and outcomes by country, and draws conclusions about how trade could be better managed.



Michael Lavergne

Michael Lavergne is an ethical supply chain professional who has spent the past eighteen years leading sourcing initiatives across Asia, Latin America, The Middle East, Africa and North American markets. He gained experience in labor, human rights and environmental issues in Central America, Mexico and SE Asia and has supported responsible industry development in East Africa and The Middle East. Michael has written on ethical trade issues for Canadian Business Magazine, The Toronto Star, and The National Post, among others. He is a board member of Fashion Takes Action, serves on the industry Stakeholder Advisory Committee for UNCTAD/ITC's Sustainable Trade for Development initiative, and speaks regularly at industry events such as The Sustainable Fashion Forum and the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable.