On-line version ISSN 2007-8900
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GONZALEZ CABANAS, Alma Amalia. ¿Es posible un marco jurídico supranacional para el Comercio Justo?. LiminaR [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.1, pp.57-73. ISSN 2007-8900.
Fair trade (FT), has reached a point of growth unimaginable when it began. Departing from the wish to protect the interests of consumers, NGO that coordinate FT and certain European Union member countries, feel inclined to construct international legal frameworks based on the harmonization of normsfor its regularization. The proposal claims to reinforce credibility in the system and increase the volume of sales. The experience of coffee growers serves as an example to demonstrate the advantages and contradictions of the normal conditions around solidarity values, certification processes and the demands of niche markets. Equally, the Belgian government's gestures to promote an international law in the European Union that recognizes FT are analyzed an experience that demonstrates the difficulties that this creates.
Keywords : Fair trade; organic agriculture; alternative markets; certification process.