At the EU level discussion are undergoing to promote Public Procurement as a tool for the encouragement (and not restriction) of sustainable development considerations (as fair trade). However, no restrictions (e.g.: reciprocity criteria) should be placed on the access on the markets of Fair trade producers. Also, policy makers should develop Development and Cooperation Aid contracts that can provide support to the local industry, and not bind them to the obligation to procure only from European companies.
These developments are explained in the video with Sergi Corbalán, the Executive Director of the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO).