The Government considers that the trade in bananas is currently working well with competition in the market resulting in better outcomes for UK consumers.
The Government is aware of concerns raised by the Fairtrade Foundation about the impact of this competition on banana producers overseas. The UK Government is a committed Fairtrade partner and is providing
£18 million over six years to help Fairtrade International have a greater impact in their work and make the global Fairtrade system stronger.
If there is evidence that anti-competitive practices in the banana market are having a negative impact on UK consumers or on the supply chain, this should be reported to the Office of Fair Trading (or the Competition and Markets Authority from