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  • Theresa May

    Brexit - Latest News on Trade Democracy

    19 July 2018 by Helen Dennis

    A week, as the quote goes, is a long time in politics…

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  • Fairtrade Coffee - trade customs bills

    The Trade & Customs Bills - the story so far

    22 January 2018 by Helen Dennis Fairtrade Policy Manager

    MPs weren’t given much time to get their feet back under the table after the Christmas break. Both of the Bills that relate to post-Brexit trade policy were up for debate in the House of Commons on their first day back with a vote on the Customs Bill finally taking place at 10.30pm. We always knew that it was going to be tough for development issues to get a look-in. These Bills are dealing with a wide range of issues, including the future protection of UK industries, and of course they h...

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  • Tanzanian coffee farmer

    Make YOUR voice count

    19 May 2017 by Rebecca Turner, campaign manager, Fairtrade Foundation

    Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world? 

    The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.

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  • British and EU flags

    Not our GDP? Learning from Brexit about inclusive economic growth

    7 November 2016 by Ian Bretman

    Ian Bretman has worked with the Fair Trade movement for more than 30 years. Here he shares his thoughts on what the vote to leave the EU might be telling us and why we need trade and business which works for everyone.

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  • Fairtrade CEO Mike Gidney and campaigners

    Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

    21 July 2016 by Michael Gidney, CEO at the Fairtrade Foundation

    A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.


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