As discussed throughout this book, microtrade is essentially a mechanism to
support development in LDCs through the creation of a mechanism, structure,
and organization that will facilitate small-scale international trade from
LDCs into more developed markets. Microtrade facilitates this through leveraging
the lower labor costs in LDCs, demand in more developed markets, and
through collaborative and voluntary efforts to minimize the costs of shipping
and other barriers to such small-scale trading ventures.