I Know My Body

I Know My Body

  • Submitted By: pardinche
  • Date Submitted: 01/12/2010 4:17 AM
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"Fair trade" is a term used to refer to a new philosophy of the Common market. It is an alternative form of trade promoted mainly by charities. These partnerships aim to promote a fair relationship between producers and consumers. Through this essay, will know more about what are the characteristics and principles of this project and I will display, in my view, what is their current situation, the values of this type of activity and what could be its possible advantages and benefits.

The system of “fair trade” and “alternative trade” emerges as an impulse of solidarity based on the pursuit of respectful, ethical and sustainable trade relations. It is an international movement comprised of organizations, most of who are from developed countries, to help improve the developing countries. Its origin was in the'60s, thanks to a United Nations proposal on trade and development. Over time, this proposal has evolved; in the year 2006 corporations were spread across Europe, U.S.A., Japan and Canada. The principles to defend the “fair trade” are: free enterprise work, rejecting the exploitation of children, gender equality, respect for human rights, decent wages, respect for the environment, quality products, real prices, avoid intermediaries between producers and consumers, etc. All this principles make an idea based on creating fair trade relations. To understand the process in a more concrete and easier way could be briefly summarized in three phases: the search for raw materials and organic materials, manufacturing and preparation of a product through workers with worthy working conditions and sales result at prices consistent.

In my opinion, “fair trade” is a new ideology that seeks to humanize international trade relations. It is an alternative that ensures long-term benefits and a distribution wealth in an equitably and sustainably way. It is the opposite of the current system; the system is now designed only to a few monopolies worry about...

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