Fair trade

Swedish Fair Trade Symbol

Fair trade is a social movement which tries to help people who make things in developing countries. The movement helps people to work in better conditions and helps them get more money for what they make. These things give workers the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future, and they help reduce poverty. The movement also tries to keep the environment the same or improve the state that it is in.

Fair trade helps people in developing countries sell to people in developed countries. Things that are sold in international trade include handicrafts and other manufactured goods, agricultural products such as grains, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, quinoa, fresh fruit, chocolate, wine and flowers, and minerals such as iron and petroleum.

Merchandise that has fair trade status must be given a fair trade certificate. This says it follows rules about fairness to workers and the environment. This will mean the product can put the Fairtrade symbol on their packaging if they earn the certificate.

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Other Languages
العربية: تجارة عادلة
català: Comerç just
čeština: Fair trade
Cymraeg: Masnach deg
Deutsch: Fairer Handel
Ελληνικά: Δίκαιο εμπόριο
English: Fair trade
español: Comercio justo
Esperanto: Justa komerco
한국어: 공정 무역
Bahasa Indonesia: Perdagangan adil
עברית: סחר הוגן
қазақша: Әділ сауда
Bahasa Melayu: Perdagangan adil
Nederlands: Eerlijke handel
日本語: 公正取引
norsk nynorsk: Rettferdig handel
português: Comércio justo
slovenčina: Spravodlivý obchod
slovenščina: Pravična trgovina
српски / srpski: Pravedna trgovina
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pravedna trgovina
Türkçe: Adil ticaret
中文: 公平貿易