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Calvelex Administrator and ANIVEC /APIV Vice President, César Araújo´s opinion about Globalization
Even today it is commonly held that that globalisation, despite being an inexorable, almost irreversible process, corresponds to the best way to obtain a harmonious, friendly and pacific development of the world economy.
Supporters of globalisation point out the positive aspects of this process, such as the fast growth of emerging markets and the social improvement of many countries less well off people, that in labour terms have passed from a very poor agricultural sector to a potentially more lucrative industrial base.
Curiously, those supporters do not talk of the terrible conditions in which adults and also children work, with no social benefits, no capped work schedules, no security, no assistance while sick or on losing their employment. Neither do they mention the dreadful consequences of such absurd and inhuman competition to certain industries located on the European periphery.
On one hand, it is expected that European industries achieve integral fulfilment of the social necessities, whilst on the other hand the sometimes brutal way in which many products imported into Europe are produced is ignored if not forgotten.
The results of such unfair competition have seriously impacted European textile and garment industries because CE understood that it should follow the commercial liberalisation of all products of these sectors, opening the doors wide open to products regardless of where they were coming. Two of the strongest disadvantages that the European textile and garment industries can cite regarding current commercial relations between Europe and the rest of the world, are that is not being required of the countries that have international commerce with us to sign up to full and fair reciprocal agreements in terms of equal custom tariffs and quotas.