What is fair trade?
To learn more about the fair trade movement in Australia, visit www.fairtrade.com.au. The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) is the industry organization responsible for administering the fairtrade licensing and labelling system in Australia, which is based on international standards.  At present, this system applies only to produce-based goods (tea, coffee, sugar, rice, quinoa, cocoa, chocolate, cotton) and sports balls.  Fair trade handicraft organizations (such as our producers, BRAC-Aarong) are currently registered under a separate system administered by an international body, IFAT.  FTAANZ has recently become a member of IFAT in the Asia-pacific region, and will be more closely involved with both produce and handicraft-related fair-trade labelling and licensing systems from 2007.