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Fair Trade

Published in May 2001

This Proposal Paper is a summary of the work accomplished by the Fair Trade Workshop

The proposals of the Thematic Workshop on Fair Trade of the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World are the provisional result of two years of collective international and cross-cultural debate on this issue. They are based on the experiences, discussions, and innovations that took place in this field, and on an understanding of the stakes involved. Fair Trade is defined as a set of socio-economic practices forming alternatives to conventional international trade, the rules of which are universally unfair to the countries of the South, in particular to their rural producers. These practices have established relations between producers and consumers that are based on equity, partnership, trust, and shared interest. They comply with specific criteria and pursue objectives in various directions: to obtain fairer conditions for groups of marginalized producers, and to develop practices and rules for international trade with consumers' support.

Coordinated by ...

- Pierre William Johnson

Socio-économiste, participe à Caravane et à l’équipe communication de l’Alliance. J’ai vécu 3 ans au Mexique, où j’ai promu l’Alliance. Parallèlement, je suis actuellement consultant en pratiques socio- économiques solidaires, commerce équitable et changement social.

Site - Groupe Commerce Equitable du PSES


Topics Included

consumption . international trade . trade . economic globalization . information . local development . North-South relations . sustainable development . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Companies Beyond Profit?
Go ! Debt and Structural Adjustment
Go ! Economic Policies
Go ! Ethical Consumption
Go ! Fair Trade
Go ! Finance for the Common Good
Go ! From the WTO’s Setback in Seattle ... to the Conditions for Global Governance
Go ! Growth and Sustainable Development
Go ! Health and its Issues in the Twenty-first Century
Go ! How Can Companies Exercise Their Responsibilities?
Go ! Precarity and Exclusion
Go ! Production, Investment, and Technology
Go ! Red Card for Tourism?
Go ! Social Money: Lever of the Economic Paradigm
Go ! Solidarity Economy
Go ! Solidarity Finance
Go ! Tax Policies, Redistribution, and Social Welfare
Go ! The Trade-union Movement at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Women and the Economy
Go ! Work, Employment, and Activity
Go ! World Trade Organization

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