The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the operating conditions of the fair trade sector in France

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

Fair trade: The Conseil de la Concurrence considers that fair trade does not necessarily contravene competition rules, but makes several recommendations in orders to organize product certification systems.* Following a request by the Minister of Economy, for an opinion relative to the operating conditions of the fair trade business in France, and notably the compatibility with competition rules, of minimum pricing grids for purchases from producers, the Conseil de la Concurrence has published an opinion, in which it highlights the need for certification activities and the attribution of “fair trade” logos to be controlled, without unfairly reducing competition in this sector. Fair trade Fair trade is based on the payment to disadvantaged producers in developing countries of a price

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority issues an opinion on the operating conditions of the fair trade sector in France, 22 March 2006, e-Competitions March 2006, Art. N° 60894

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