Beyond compliance: Fair trader standards revised

Fairtrade International has revised its trader standards in order to strengthen its core requirements, increase transparency and encourage importers, exporters and businesses to deepen their commitment to sustainable trading practices. A new set of voluntary best practices in sourcing, capacity building and environmental performance are included.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.