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  • Jérôme BALLET




    (Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique)

The purpose of FairTrade is to influence world trade, and reduce the unfairness of exchanges. In this article we point out that so far it has done little to increase justice at the global and local levels. This is because it is increasingly adopting the logic of conventional trade. Nevertheless, paradoxically, it could help to improve things by promoting the relocalisation of exchanges between countries or regions that have the same level of development, a prospect that currently cannot be excluded.

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Paper provided by Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique in its series Working Papers with number 72010.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 2010
Handle: RePEc:fet:wpaper:72010
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