Multi-stakeholder Collaboration for a Sustainable Coffee Sector: Meeting the Challenge of U.S. Anti-trust Law

By Jason Potts, Jason Potts on October 24, 2004

As stakeholders advance on the path towards enhanced cooperation for the promotion of sustainability in the coffee sector, a clear understanding of the competition policy issues will be critical to ensuring that any resulting strategies are as implementable and effective as possible given the policy context in the major consuming regions of the world. It is the purpose of this paper to provide such an analysis as background for current multi-stakeholder discussions within the coffee sector.

This paper was published as part of the Sustainable Commodity Initiative, is a joint venture of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The purpose of the initiative is to provide generic policy, research and infra-structural support towards the development and promotion of transparent, multi-stakeholder, market-based sustainability initiatives in commodities trade and production.

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