Millions of people from the poorest countries rely on trade with the UK – and we rely on them.
The next few years could be make or break for them. They could face around £1 billion in extra taxes - and unfair competition if the UK signs free trade agreements with wealthy countries.
But with the right policies in place, Brexit could be the moment when the UK starts trading in ways that really benefits people from the poorest countries.
That’s why Traidcraft is raising its voice and asking the government for a Brexit that works for everyone.
What we are campaigning for
Traidcraft is calling on the government to put in place measures to safeguard people who trade with us from the poorest countries.
These could include duty-free access for products from the poorest countries, and trade rules that make it easier for producers in poor countries to export more valuable products – enabling them to trade their way out of poverty.
We're working together with Fairtrade Foundation and other organisations. Together, we've mobilised supporters from around the countries who have contacted their MPs, organised events, met their MPs, and signed our petition.