Fair Trade


The Washington Fair Trade Coalition (WFTC) is a coalition of over 60 Washington labor, faith, environmental, farmer, and social justice groups that are committed to creating a fair, balanced, and sustainable global trading system.

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WFTC Fair and Just Trade Vision Paper

Washington Fair Trade Coalition’s vision paper expresses what good trade policy would look like. The trade justice community is often characterized as saying no to trade agreements. The Coalition wanted to produce a set of positive principles for trade advocacy on...

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Donald Trump has long criticized China for “taking advantage” of the U.S. This nationalist rhetoric obscures who is responsible for harmful trade policy, and makes a scapegoat of other countries like China, furthering xenophobia and sinophobia. Don’t fall for it! #trademyth ... See MoreSee Less
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WFTC is seeking a new board president! This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the trade justice movement, and connect with dozens of leaders in the labor, environmental, digital, agricultural, and consumer privacy spaces. More info at tinyurl.com/WFTCBoardPres. ... See MoreSee Less
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In 2023, the U.S. corporation Ruby River Capital launched a massive $20 billion trade challenge against Quebec’s decision to reject the company’s proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) plant and terminal near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. The case is the latest of a string of so-called “investor-state dispute settlement” or “ISDS” trade attacks against landmark environmental victories. In this month’s Trade Justice Power Hour on Thursday February 15th at 12pm PT, join local and national partners as we explore the implications of ISDS for climate action and how you can participate in the global movement to dismantle the ISDS system once-and-for-all. RSVP at tinyurl.com/FebTradeJustice. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we head into 2024, we’re likely to hear a lot of divisive rhetoric about trade —much of which will try to pit working people in the U.S. against workers in other countries. Please join our partners and guests next Thursday for a discussion of the realities of how corporate-driven trade agreements hurt working people everywhere, and the importance of promoting fair trade policy alternatives that are rooted in cross-border worker solidarity rather than hate. RSVP at tinyurl.com/JanTradeJustice ... See MoreSee Less
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Fair Trade Not Free Trade

What Would It Look Like?

For too long, U.S. trade policy has benefited transnational corporations
at the expense of workers’ rights, consumer safety and the environment
at home and abroad. The Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working closely
with local, national, and international partners, aims to build a new model of
trade, a model that supports our communities and our world. What could that look like?

Free Trade Facts

The Impact Of Free Trade Policy In Washington State

Manufacturing Jobs Lost in Washington State

Jobs Lost due to the Rising Trade Deficit With Mexico

Hey high school teachers and college professors! Would your class benefit from learning about free trade agreements? Contact us to schedule a date for a class visit.

Help us fight for fair trade!