Fairtrade USA leaves FLO

On September 15th, Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) jointly announced that FTUSA is resigning its membership in FLO, effective December 31, 2011. Fair Trade USA's move raises many questions for fair trade producers in the Global South.

decision by Fair Trade USA (formerly Transfair USA) to withdraw from the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO), and to extend the scope of Fair Trade to include plantations and factories, has long-term and far-reaching consequences for the Fair Trade movement     ThThe decision by Fair Trade USA to extend the scope of Fair Trade to include plantations and factories, has long-term and far-reaching consequences for the Fair Trade movement 

[WFTO response to Fair Trade USA-FLO split

[The 3 Major Producer Networks Oppose FTUSA’s Withdrawal from FLO]