Millions of people working in agriculture, manufacturing and services
are not reached by Fairtrade. We need to change the unfair trade
rules that keep them in poverty. The European Union (EU) is now
pushing for unfair trade deals with over 100 countries. These deals
will put European companies first, not the 1.5 billion people in these
countries living on less than US$2 a day. This briefing explores the potential of Fairtrade.