fair trade


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fair trade

n.
1. Trade carried on according to a commercial agreement under which distributors sell products of a given class at no less than a minimum price set by the manufacturer.
2. Trade that is considered fair because it respects workers' rights and minimizes environmental damage.

fair′-trade′ adj.

fair trade

n
1.
a. the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
b. (as modifier): fair-trade coffee.
2. (Commerce)
a. the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
b. (as modifier): fair-trade coffee.

fair′ trade′


n.
trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement.

fair′-trade′



v. -trad•ed, -trad•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to sell (a commodity) under a fair-trade agreement.
adj.
2. subject to or resulting from a fair-trade agreement.
[1940–45]
fair′-trad′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fair trade - trade that satisfies certain criteria on the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers; often with other social and environmental considerations
trade - the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
2.fair trade - trade that is conducted legally
trade - the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"; "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
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