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IFAT launched a fair trade mark, the FTO Mark, in January 2004 at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. The Mark identifies registered FTOs worldwide. It is not a product label, but sets organisations apart from other commercial businesses, “making recognisable mission driven organisations whose core activity is Fair Trade”. The Mark serves as a common voice for solidarity amongst FTOs in the North and South. To increase awareness of the Mark, IFAT began a “Global Journey”, a world tour, in January 2004.

5 kilometre daily trek for water. Juliet Ntwirenabo, of Igara Growers, Uganda, whose tea is sold by Teadirect and Traidcraft, chairs the growers’ committee that decides how to spend their social premium. Juliet says: “Since we became Fairtrade farmers our women no longer die in childbirth being carried down the mountain to the hospital. ” In 2005 the BBC reported on one of the women-only fair trade coffee co-operatives that have sprung up in Rwanda, where many women were widowed in the 1994 genocide.

The corporations are large, powerful and unaccountable to anyone but their shareholders. They are unelected and undemocratic and they make the mainstream trading system undemocratic. TNCs are large. In 1999, 51 of the world’s 100 largest economies were corporations, 49 were governments. To put this in perspective, General Motors is bigger than Denmark and over three times the size of New Zealand. The top 200 corporations’ combined sales are bigger than the combined economies of all countries except the largest ten.

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