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About Fair Trade (USA / International)

Fair Trade certification ensures the farmer to have a steady price for products produced and leads to economic development in cooperatives. Fair Trade certification enables in collective and collaborative farming with cooperative structures.

Minimum and the Premium price are vital components to Fair Trade Certification. These are paid to the exporting firm, usually a second-tier cooperative, not to the farmer.

  • The Fairtrade Premium is an extra payment over the market price which is paid to the exporting organisation.

  • The Fairtrade Minimum Price is a guaranteed price to be paid for a few products like coffee when the world prices collapse.

About Fair Trade

Producers certified under the Fair Trade USA / Fair Trade International demonstrate compliance with requirements in the following areas:

  • Wages, working conditions, and access to services

  • Empowerment and Fundamental Rights at Work

  • Collective bargaining

  • Sustainable Production

  • Traceability and Transparency of the products produced and sold

  • Internal Management Systems in place

About Fair Trade

  • Demonstrate commitment in safeguarding the environment, and the health and safety of workers and well being communities

  • Enables to brand products as ethical alternatives for values-based shoppers

  • Establish best practices for environmental and worker protections

  • Provide funds for community enrichment projects