About: fair trade

Economy & Jobs 30-04-2020

Is the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity for fairer global trade?

Global value chains are particularly impacted by the pandemic. Could a European supply chain law be an answer to the current challenges?
Economy & Jobs 24-10-2018

Ecuador to rally banana exporters to fight hard discounter Aldi

Ecuador, the world's largest banana exporter, is urging Latin American producers to fight German hard discounter supermarket chain Aldi's bid to pay one euro less per case in 2019.
Agrifood 18-07-2017

EU, Brazil propose farm subsidies overhaul to help developing countries

The European Union and Brazil yesterday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organization a reform of farm subsidies in order to "level the playing field" for emerging economies, an EU statement said.
Brexit 26-06-2017

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit

The United Kingsom said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti.
Development Policy 11-05-2016

Fair trade, heat-resistant chocolate is winning recipe for Togo

Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically-minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

EU aims to crack down on unsustainable palm oil and illegal logging

In the next five years, the major European players, including Germany, want palm oil production to become 100% sustainable and to see an end to illegal logging. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 06-11-2015

Mediterranean embraces eco start-ups

In the Mediterranean region, ecological and sustainable initiatives are being started by innovative individuals. It is hoped their business practices and efforts will trickle-down to society itself. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 23-07-2015

Thai seafood products could be banned, warns MEP

A prominent lawmaker from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries told EURACTIV he would support giving a “red card” to Thailand, meaning banning the import of its fisheries products, if illegal fishing isn't curbed, and if the practice of using slave labour is not abandoned.
Development Policy 13-05-2015

Record growth for German fair trade products

German consumers spent considerably more money on fair trade products last year, with only British customers spending more in the EU, ahead of the introduction of a pioneer fair trade label on sustainable clothes in the Federal Republic. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 31-03-2015

EU aims for global standards against slave labour and exploitation

T-shirts for €4.95 and bananas at €1 per kilo – such prices often disguise unsafe working conditions and labor exploitation, inspiring EU Development Commissioner Mimica, and the German government, to push for an end such abuses. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 07-05-2013

French fair-trade sector seeks revival after crisis dip

France’s appetite for fair-trade products lags behind European counterparts, with the sector turning increasingly to producers in the developing world for a recovery solution, EURACTIV France and Germany report.
Trade & Society 24-11-2006

EU’s trade policy ‘on trial’

A staged court session adjourned on 23 November after a split jury failed either to acquit or to condemn EU trade policy against accusations that it exacerbates poverty in the third world and contributes to the destruction of the environment.

Commission to promote ‘decent work’ in the world

The Commission will issue a Communication in support of basic worker rights for workers all over the world. Commissioner Spidla says it will not be used for protectionism. 
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