The Foreign Trade Association (FTA), representing retailers, importers and brand companies, calls on the G20 countries to resist protectionism and work towards an agreement in all important monetar
The FTA, representing European retailers and traders, calls upon the EU to place trade and investments at the core of the bilateral relations with China.
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) published today its 2010 annual report, “Tackling the challenges of responsible sourcing“.
BSCI Annual Reports summarise the activities carried out each year and BSCI’s impact on the improvement of working conditions in the global supply chain.
This repor t provides an analysis of the implementation of BSCI’s approach within the food supply chain between 2008-2010, with a focus on its monitoring and empowering aspects, as well as an asses
EU importers have criticised the EU Commission’s proposal for a new Scheme of Generalized Tariff Preferences.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association, recommends its retail, brand and importing member companies to ban the potentially harmful practice
We call for this investigation because of the ongoing use of state-sponsored forced labour and forced child labour during cotton harvests, which constitutes a violation of Article 15 of the Regulat
This paper is intended for BSCI member companies. It clarifies the connection between the BSCI and the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).
In order to answer to consumer demand for jeans with a faded look, the technique of sandblasting has been applied widely in the textile supply chain.
After many months, the EU/Korea Free Trade Agreement was finally passed by the European Parliament yesterday, paving the way for the elimination of customs duties and trade barriers between the two
This paper first examines the investigation process and shows the amount of data that may be involved when the Commission assesses whether anti-dumping measures should be imposed. It illustrates h
The FTA welcomed this statement saying “India is fast becoming an important market for our members, both in terms of imports and exports, and a swift conclusion to the troubled negotiations is need
The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) explicitly criticises the establishment of a compulsory origin marking which was endorsed by the European Parliament.
This paper calls for the revision of some points in the Generalized System of Tariff Preferences.
In this paper, we examine such issues as: the quality of non-confidential complaints; the Commission’s responsibility towards responding to submissions by retailers and importers; access to informa
The European retailers in the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) expect the G20 leaders to make headway on promoting trade and investments and reaffirm their commitment against protectionism at the fo
The report presents the latest achievements of the initiative in its endeavour to improve the labour conditions for the benefit of workers in farms and factories worldwide.
During a workshop on a new CSR agenda for Europe, organised on June 9 at the European Parliament and chaired by the MEP and rapporteur on CSR, Richard Howitt, the Business Social Compliance Initiat
At the EU and Russia Summit (31 May - 1 June), leaders discussed the current economic downturn and the way to modernise the Russian economy.
The Foreign Trade Association, representing European retailers and importers in international trade issues, welcomes the relaunch of the trade negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur.