Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Fair Trade Movement and Market Development for Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Magdalena ŚliwińskaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_71-1
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Fair Trade constitutes a broad notion covering different kinds of stakeholders like producers, importers, marketing organizations and their networks, certification organizations, and World Shop networks. In 2001 the platform of main Fair Trade organizations (FINE) agreed that Fair Trade constitutes a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, seeking greater equity in international trade, contributing to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to marginalized producers and workers, in particular in the Global South. The International Fair Trade Charter from 2018 adds that Fair Trade Organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, raising awareness and campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade (The International Fair Trade Charter 2018).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International EconomyPoznań University of Economics and BusinessPoznańPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marco Tortora
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Management SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.PIN Prato. University of FlorenceLaboratorio Ambiente, Impresa, SocietàPratoItaly