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  • FTA
    Climate Change on the Spotlight The Global Risks Report 2016 an annual survey by the World Economic Forum has identified the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the risk with the greatest potential impact read more News 17 01 2016 Turkish Duties and Tests on Footwear FTA Continues the Fight To ensure that EU policy makers continue to be aware of the illegal measures FTA has issued a statement co signed by FESI and EBCA that includes details of the cost of the duties and tests during the first year of the measures and once more specifies how the measures contravene the Customs Union read more News 10 12 2015 BSCI Receives Excellent Partner of CSR Award from CNTAC in China On 10 December 2015 the China National Textile and Apparel Council CNTAC honoured BSCI with the Award of Excellent Partner of CSR read more News 22 12 2015 FTA Welcomes the Opening of Negotiations Between Philippines and the EU On 22 December 2015 following the green light given by the EU Council to the Commission on 16 November 2015 EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo agreed to start negotiations for an EU Philippines Free Trade Agreement read more News 21 12 2015 Check the Latest FTA Trade Perspectives The latest issue of FTA s Trade Perspectives is now available In this edition this quarterly newsletter focuses on the lack of transparency in EU anti dumping and anti subsidy investigations read more News 22 12 2015 WTO FTA Welcomes Historic Deals Reached in Nairobi On Saturday 19 December at the World Trade Organisation s 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi Kenya Members reached a series of agreements on the elimination of agricultural export subsidies phasing out of tariffs on IT products and other deliverables on farm trade and least developed country issues read more News 22 12 2015 FTA Initiates Partnership on Chemical Management A partnership between FTA and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals ZDHC has been initiated in order to provide extended support to FTA members on chemical management in their supply chains read more News 22 12 2015 Read the latest BEPI Newsletter This issue brings to the readers attention some relevant environmental topics which have taken place in the past months and the latest updates on the development of the initiative read more Mission FTA is the leading business association of European and international commerce that promotes the values of free trade and sustainable supply chains FTA represents over 1 500 retailers importers and brand manufacturers to promote and defend free trade and supports their international business by providing information and practical solutions towards sustainability in the international supply chain read more News 09 12 2015 FTA Discusses Transparency in Anti Dumping with Key Stakeholders in Brussels On 24 November FTA held its fifth Round Table on international trade issues where attendees discussed the need for greater transparency in the EU s anti dumping system read more

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  • FTA
    of European and international commerce that promotes the values of free trade and sustainable supply chains FTA represents over 1 500 retailers importers and brand manufacturers to promote and defend free trade and supports their international business by providing information and practical solutions towards sustainability in the international supply chain History In 1977 FTA was created in Brussels capital of the European Union by a handful of companies to represent the foreign trade interests of European retailers brands and importers towards European and international institutions Since its beginning a central aim of FTA has been to support members to advance their international trade Over time the scope of FTA has evolved to respond to the increasing expectations of all stakeholders that companies assume their responsibilities towards society In particular to inspire confidence that goods coming from factories and farms worldwide are sourced from supply chains where workers and the environment are respected In 2003 FTA created the Business Social Compliance Initiative BSCI to provide companies with a practical and efficient system to improve social compliance in global supply chains In 2011 in light of the success of BSCI FTA adopted a new governance structure and integrates sustainability into its core business In 2014 FTA developed the Business Environmental Performance Initiative BEPI to support companies committed to improving environmental performance in their supply chain Today FTA unites more than 1 500 member companies These members reflect the diversity of the commercial sector in terms of consumer goods turnover and country of origin By working together and taking a common approach our members have a greater impact than acting alone Vision Free Trade Sustainable Trade FTA s vision is for a world of free trade and sustainable global supply chains To achieve this vision our members give us the mandate to strive

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/content/mission (2016-02-16)
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  • FTA
    BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative About What We do What Is BSCI Services Benefits BSCI Approach The BSCI Code of Conduct The Implementation System BSCI 2 0 Focus Areas Labour Issues Programmes FTA Academy BSCI Platform BEPI Business Environmental Performance Initiative About What We Do What Is BEPI Services Benefits BEPI Approach 11 Environmental Performance Areas One Implementation System BEPI Platform About Services Get Involved Network Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team ITP Services Sustainable Supply Chains Become a Member Join Our Network FTA Foreign Trade Association Toggle navigation Menu Members Search Search Apply Filter Filter Section ITP 1747 Apply ITP filter BSCI 1710 Apply BSCI filter BEPI 69 Apply BEPI filter FTA 22 Apply FTA filter Country DE 649 Apply DE filter NL 339 Apply NL filter FR 132 Apply FR filter DK 121 Apply DK filter BE 113 Apply BE filter CH 84 Apply CH filter SE 68 Apply SE filter AT 60 Apply AT filter FI 28 Apply FI filter GB 26 Apply GB filter ES 19 Apply ES filter IT 14 Apply IT filter CN 11 Apply CN filter AU 8 Apply AU filter NO 8 Apply NO filter HK 5 Apply HK filter US 5 Apply US filter PL 4 Apply PL filter SG 4 Apply SG filter CA 3 Apply CA filter HU 3 Apply HU filter LU 3 Apply LU filter GR 2 Apply GR filter IS 2 Apply IS filter LI 2 Apply LI filter BD 1 Apply BD filter CZ 1 Apply CZ filter JP 1 Apply JP filter LT 1 Apply LT filter LV 1 Apply LV filter MT 1 Apply MT filter TH 1 Apply TH filter TR 1 Apply TR filter UY 1 Apply UY filter Type Importing

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/members (2016-02-16)
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    is a business driven association actively shaped through a governance led by member companies and national trade associations From the highest level of the FTA General Assembly through to the various committees members and participants are at the heart of our services FTA General Assembly The FTA is governed by the General Assembly GA which is composed of all ordinary members and associate members of FTA The GA takes decisions on the following issues Appointment and dismissal of directors Approval of annual accounts Appointment of the statutory auditor Discharge of directors Ordinary members receive voting rights according to their turnover This approach reflects the contribution companies bring to FTA FTA Board of Directors The FTA is run by a Board of Directors reflecting the diversity of our association embracing retailers importers and brand companies from different countries and businesses BSCI Steering Committee The BSCI initiative is run by a Steering Committee that deals with all BSCI issues as far as can be delegated by the FTA Boad Management Committee The President Mr Ferry den Hoed Vice President Dr Matthias Händle and the Director General Mr Christian Ewert constitute the Management Committee of the FTA The Management Committee has the following powers Preparing decisions for the BoD Ensuring efficient decision making in the BoD Preparing decisions on FTA membership for the BoD Financial Committee The Financial Committee is formed by the Treasurer Dr Matthias Händle and two other members of the BoD one of whom must also serve on the BSCI Steering Committee respectively Mr Mikael Sjögren and Ms Pirjo Heiskanen The Financial Committee is responsible for monitoring the budget and for preparing the annual accounts and the annual budget Communications Committee The Communications Committee is formed by its Chair Mr Ferry den Hoed FTA President Mr Martin Bruening Chair BSCI

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/content/governance-0 (2016-02-16)
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  • FTA
    One Implementation System BEPI Platform News Events Resources Press Room Contact Login Search form Search Foreign Trade Association Search form Search Search News Events Resources Press Room Contact Login FTA Foreign Trade Association ITP International Trade Policy Our Work What We Do What Is ITP Services Focus Areas International Trade Policy Customs Procedures Legal Affairs Environmental Consumer Affairs Sustainable Supply Chains BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative About What We do What Is BSCI Services Benefits BSCI Approach The BSCI Code of Conduct The Implementation System BSCI 2 0 Focus Areas Labour Issues Programmes FTA Academy BSCI Platform BEPI Business Environmental Performance Initiative About What We Do What Is BEPI Services Benefits BEPI Approach 11 Environmental Performance Areas One Implementation System BEPI Platform About Services Get Involved Network Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team ITP Services Sustainable Supply Chains Become a Member Join Our Network FTA Foreign Trade Association Toggle navigation Menu FTA Board of Directors The FTA is run by a Board of Directors representing members interests from different countries and businesses Among the members of the BoD one person is elected as President Mr Ferry den Hoed and another as Vice President and Treasurer Dr Matthias Händle Two directors also serve on the BSCI Steering Committee Our Board Committee Communications Committee Financial Committee Management Committee Apply Ferry den Hoed FTA President Euretco The Netherlands Dr Matthias Händle FTA Vice President HR Group Germany Bernardo Cruza Chair of the BSCI Steering Committee El Corte Ingles Spain Olivier Ganne Decathlon France Pirjo Heiskanen BSCI Steering Committee Tuko Logistics Finland Philippe Legru Carrefour France Mikael Sjögren SOK Corporation Finland Ake Weyler Textilimportörerna Sweden Tino Zeiske Metro Group Germany FTA Governance Find out how the initiative is actively shaped through a governance led

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/fta-board-directors (2016-02-16)
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  • FTA
    forums To get in touch with us via e mail please fill in our contact form Our Management Team Christian EWERT FTA Director General christian ewert fta intl org Darrell DOREN Senior Director Sustainability darrell doren fta intl org Stuart HARKER BEPI Managing Director stuart harker fta intl org Dr Pierre GRÖNING Head of International Trade Policy pierre groening fta intl org Stéphanie LUONG Head of Communications stephanie luong fta intl org Willy VAN DE VONDEL Finance Manager willy van de vondel fta intl org Veronique DEBROUX HR and Office Manager veronique debroux fta intl org Alain PAUMEN ICT Manager alain paumen fta intl org Our Staff Location Brussels Belgium Dhaka Bangladesh Gurgaon India Hong Kong China Department International Trade Policy BSCI BEPI FTA Membership FTA Communications FTA Finance and Office Management FTA ICT Apply Dominique BAREA BSCI Database Manager dominique barea bsci intl org Monique Gerson Social System Officer Monique Gerson fta intl org Natascha Hassing Membership Officer natascha hassing fta intl org Joyce CHAU Representative China joyce chau fta intl org Sarah DEKKICHE Membership and Business Development Manager sarah dekkiche fta intl org Janna DIETRICH Membership Officer janna dietrich fta intl org Katarzyna DOBROGOSZ Capacity Building Officer katarzyna dobrogosz fta intl org Yseult ENSOR Membership Officer yseult ensor fta intl org Jan EGGERT FTA Senior Consultant International Trade Policy jan eggert fta intl org Tine GOEMAERE Membership Officer tine goemaere fta intl org Qiqi GUAN BSCI Auditing Manager qiqi guan fta intl org Daniela HESSE Membership Officer daniela hesse fta intl org Anouschka JANSEN BEPI Environmental Specialist anouschka jansen fta intl org Heather KIGGINS Events Coordinator heather kiggins fta intl org Litchi LING Quality Control Manager Capacity Building Litchi Ling fta intl org Najiba MAGHRA Accountant najiba maghra fta intl org Andrew MARTIN Capacity Building Manager andrew martin

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/fta-secretariat (2016-02-16)
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  • FTA
    ITP International Trade Policy Our Work What We Do What Is ITP Services Focus Areas International Trade Policy Customs Procedures Legal Affairs Environmental Consumer Affairs Sustainable Supply Chains BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative About What We do What Is BSCI Services Benefits BSCI Approach The BSCI Code of Conduct The Implementation System BSCI 2 0 Focus Areas Labour Issues Programmes FTA Academy BSCI Platform BEPI Business Environmental Performance Initiative About What We Do What Is BEPI Services Benefits BEPI Approach 11 Environmental Performance Areas One Implementation System BEPI Platform About Services Get Involved Network ITP Services Sustainable Supply Chains Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team ITP Services Sustainable Supply Chains Become a Member Join Our Network FTA Foreign Trade Association Toggle navigation Menu Sustainable Supply Chains Through FTA s sustainability initiatives BSCI and BEPI the association supports its members to improve working conditions and environmental performance in their global supply chains BEPI Services We offer BEPI participants a wide range of services to support the implementation of their BEPI programme including a single monitoring methodology that applies to all products and processes access to a network of BEPI recognised service providers regular training for participants and producers as

    Original URL path: http://www.fta-eu.org/content/sustainable-supply-chains (2016-02-16)
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  • FTA
    Services Get Involved Network Become a Member Join Our Network Mission Members Governance Board of Directors Our Team ITP Services Sustainable Supply Chains Become a Member Join Our Network FTA Foreign Trade Association Toggle navigation Menu Become a Member As a member of the leading association for free trade and sustainable supply chains you benefit from a whole array of tools and resources offered by FTA that help you develop your international trade requirements This includes International Trade Policy the Business Social Compliance Initiative BSCI or the Business Environmental Performance Initiative BEPI Continue to registration FTA membership gives you access to services such as Advocacy Through its international trade policy services FTA works with key interlocutors in Brussels Geneva member states and supplier countries to represent retailers importers and brand interests Support towards sustainable supply chains BSCI Provides an effective and well established system to improve working conditions in your supply chain BEPI Provides a practical framework to support you and your producers to enhance the environmental performance of your producers Who Can Become a Member There are two forms of membership of FTA Ordinary members There are two categories of ordinary members I companies with commercial and related trade activities worldwide and II trade associations Ordinary members have full membership rights and are able to vote in the FTA General Assembly Associate members Any other organisation or natural persons who do not meet the criteria of ordinary members but support the goals of FTA Associate members have limited membership rights which means they cannot vote in the FTA General Assembly FTA by laws stipulate that companies whose main activity is manufacturing in defined risk countries are not eligible for any kind of FTA membership The list of risk countries is available here What do you need to prepare Before

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