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Commission Communication on Fair Trade

  • Date: 01/07/2009, 15:00-17:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt, 170 rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 26/06/2009 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 01/07/2009, 15:00-17:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt, 170 rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 26/06/2009 12:00

Lead participants
- Ms Lisa Emelia Svensson, Policy Officer, Trade and Environment, Directorate-General for Trade
- Mr Tijn Van Winsen, Policy Coordinator, Economic Development, Directorate-General for Development
- Ms Loredana Puiu, Legal Officer, Public Procurement Policy, Internal Market and Services DG
- Ms Céline Hyon-Naudin, Quality Management Officer, Business, Trade and Regional Integration , EuropeAid Cooperation Office
- Mr Sergi Corbalán, Coordinator, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
- Ms Rosita Zilli, Policy Adviser, EURO COOP
- Mr David Zimmer, Secretary General, The Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the European Union (CAOBISCO)

Ms Ditte Juul-Joergensen, Head of Unit, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

The purpose of the meeting is to present the Commission Communication on Fair Trade: "Contributing to Sustainable Development: The role of Fair Trade and non-governmental trade-related sustainability assurance schemes" and to allow for an exchange of views on Fair Trade and other non-governmental trade-related sustainability assurance schemes.


1. Presentation by DG TRADE of the Communication: background & objective
2. Presentation by DG DEV of the development dimension of Fair Trade
3. Presentation by DG MARKT of Fair Trade considerations in Public Procurement
4. Presentation by AIDCO of its actions concerning Fair Trade
5. Presentation by Fair Trade Advocacy Office: "Fair Trade actors views, concerns and proposals for next steps"
6. Community of Consumer Cooperatives perspective on Fair Trade
7. Public-private partnerships: the example of the cocoa industry
8. Open discussion

Press release : Commission adopts communication on Fair Trade, 05/05/2009  (click here)

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Daniel Azevedo, European farmers
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Barros, Federación del Comercio de Cantabria
  • Mr. Simon Bergulf, Danish Shipping
  • Ms Astrid Bouchedor, Oxfam-Magasins du monde
  • Mr Ian Bretman, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International
  • Ms Lena Brommer, World Fair Trade Organization
  • Ms Anna Cartbo, European Fair Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Mr Jérôme Chaplier, Oxfam-Magasins du monde
  • Mr Nicolaj Christoffersen, Danish Meat Association
  • Mr Sergi Corbalan, World Fair Trade Organization
  • Dr. George Cosmopoulos, STOPCARTEL
  • Mr Giorgio Dal Fiume, World Fair Trade Organization
  • Ms Roshni Dave, South Centre
  • Mr. Tijmen de Vries, European Coffee Federation
  • Ms Sandra Derocle, Comité Européen de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Ms Catherine Entzminger, European Cocoa Association
  • Ms Catherine Entzminger, European Cocoa Association
  • Ms Alexandra Gonzalez, Traidcraft Exchange
  • Ms Eileen Gordon, European Coffee Federation
  • Mr François Graas, Oxfam-Magasins du monde
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, amfori
  • Mrs Nursel Gumusboga, PIP/Coleacp
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Lise Andreasen Høyer, Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Ms Hilary Jeune, World Fair Trade Organization
  • Mr Dr. Christoph Klein, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr. Thomas Lazzeri, Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Ms Louise Luttikholt, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International
  • Ms Karin Mader, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr. Nikolaus Morawitz, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Ms Sara Nanino, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Marianne Nichols, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mr Jürgen Noack, EuroCommerce
  • Mrs Suna ORCUN FEDERMAIR, Turkish Industry & Business Association
  • Ms. Alexandra Cornelia Ordean, Representation of the Regional Government of Galicia
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Marieke Poissonnier, Oxfam-Wereldwinkels vzw
  • Ms Alba RIDAO-BOULOUMIÉ, Spanish Food and Drink Federation, Brussels Delegation
  • Mr Guy Stinglhamber, PIP/Coleacp
  • Ms Karin Ulmer, ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Mrs Saar Van Hauwermeiren, Oxfam-Wereldwinkels vzw
  • Mr Julien Van Simaeys, Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Co-operatives
  • Mr. Geert Waelkens, European Coffee Federation
  • Ms Rosita Zilli, Euro Coop - European Community of Consumer Co-operatives