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Fair Trade ....Who Decides?

The rules of international trade are created by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

 
The WTO is made up of governments around the globe who take part in the process of trading.

Although the WTO is made up of representatives from both wealthy countries (like Germany, Italy and Spain) and southern countries (like Djibouti, Mexico and many Caribbean Islands), who have equal votes, the wealthy countries often have more resources and more power. 

 

This means that the wealthy countries have a larger influence on the international rules of trade, allowing them to profit more than the developing countries they trade with.  

To decide if a product has been fairly traded there are certain conditions that has to be met

Here are 6 Golden Rules of Fair Trade

Rule 1: Farmers get paid a decent wage for their work so they can pay for good education, health care for their family and have more control over their own lives 

Rule 2: Farming which looks after the environment

Rule 3: Farmers are free to meet and make decisions about their crops

Rule 4: Good safe conditions at work

Rule 5: No children under 14 should be working and opportunities to go to school should be provided 

Rule 6:Trading fairly from one country to another