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About the Trade Justice Movement

The Trade Justice Movement is a coalition of organsations concerned with trade justice, including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, Fair Trade organisations, faith and consumer groups.

categ_pastcamp_corporatesThe movement is supported by more than 60 member organisations with millions of individual members.

Together, we call for trade justice - not free trade - with the rules weighted to benefit poor people and the environment.

We believe that everyone has the right to feed their families, make a decent living and protect their environment. But the rich and powerful are pursuing trade policies that put profits before the needs of people and the planet. To end poverty and protect the environment we need Trade Justice, not free trade.

The UK Government should:

  • Fight to ensure that governments, particularly in poor countries, can choose the best solutions to end poverty and protect the environment.
  • End export dumping that damages the livelihoods of poor communities around the world.
  • Make laws that stop big business profiting at the expense of people and the environment.

The Jubilee 2000 movement showed the world that by acting together, we can bring about change. By working together on trade - through the Trade Justice Movement - organisations hope to have a much bigger impact than they could ever have if they worked in isolation. Formed at the end of 2000, the goal of the Trade Justice Movement is fundamental change of the unjust rules and institutions governing international trade, so that trade is made to work for all.

A list of current members is available online. All coalition members support the policy positions outlined in our founding statement For Whose Benefit?  We welcome organisations as new members. If your organisation would like to join, visit our Join the TJM page.

To find out more about the organisational structure and internal governance of the Trade Justice Movement, click here .