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  • Fairtrade Activism Banana Mural

    Brexit, Boris, and Fairtrade Bananas

    19 December 2019 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy

    Our Head of Policy, Tim Aldred, looks ahead to Fairtrade campaigning in 2020


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    Brexit Update: Trade Democracy and No-Deal Tariffs

    19 March 2019 by Helen Dennis

    Rather than give you another unverifiable take on what might happen over the next few weeks, this post will focus on two rather more tangible developments – the ongoing debate about how the UK should make trade policy going forward and the government’s plans for tariffs in the event of no-deal.

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    Brexit Breakdown: Standing Up for Fairtrade Farmers

    21 January 2019 by Helen Dennis

    Try as you might, you can’t really escape from Brexit at the moment. And so here is a blog to add to your woes!

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    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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