Business of fair trade

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BUSINESS OF FAIR TRADE
People buy more and more Fair Trade products that means which are certified products. But is Fair Trade really advantageous for producers and consumers?
Fair tradedefinition
Fair Trade is an unconventional form of trade founded on commercial partnerships and social movements.
Fair Trade allows:
Improvement of rights and trade conditions for smallmarginalized producers.
Improvement of international exchanges between North and South.
Better respect of environment.
Thanks to Fair Trade small producers can benefit of betterliving conditions and can believe in a sustainable production meaning a sustainable income due to specific social, economic and environmental norms.
It means new ways of
ProductionDistribution
in the international market.
Fair Trade organizations are supported by consumers who get involved to:
Support producers.
Sensitize public opinion.
Promote FairTrade trough new rules and practices in conventional trade.
Principles
Fair Trade organizations have to:
Create opportunities for producers who are economically disadvantaged (faced toconventional trade).
Transparence and credibility.
Individual capacity (workers autonomy, better management capacities and better market access).
Promote Fair Trade.Pay a fair price (producers in developing countries typically receive only a tiny fraction of the money generated by their products).
Sex equality (encourage women work).
Workingconditions.
Children work (respect of the United Nations agreement about children rights).
Environment.
Commercial relationships (social, economic and environmentalproducers’ease).
Fair Trade organizations struggle for more equality in the world market
Organizations
FLO Fair Trade Labeling Organization.
IFAT International Federation for...
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