The Traidcraft Exchange

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No longer registered as of 29 Nov 2023 - Registration as it was on 10 May 2023
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WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it may not be probable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Traidcraft Exchange   (TX)

    EU Transparency Register

    044923437351-12 First registered on 16 Feb 2020

    Goals / Remit

    Traidcraft Exchange are now publicly 'trading as' Transform Trade (since September 2022), however, our legal name remains Traidcraft Exchange. With a mission to fight poverty through trade, Traidcraft Exchange/Transform Trade promotes approaches to trade that help people in developing countries to transform their lives. We: 1, Deliver development projects across the developing world that enable poor producers to grow their business, find markets and engage in local and international trade – helping people to build the skills, knowledge and confidence to work their way out of poverty. 2, Raise public awareness of injustice and building public support for trade justice and corporate accountability through policy advocacy and campaigning.

    The Traidcraft Exchange is a registered charity under number 1048752

    Main EU files targeted

    - General System of Preferences
    - Directive banning Unfair Trading Practices in the Agri Food Sector
    - EU Textile Strategy
    - Corporate Sustainable Governance

    We are following these areas of EU policy but as of July 2022 are no longer targeting the EU with direct advocacy.


    Head Office
    5th Floor, 7 - 15 Pink Lane
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE15DW
    EU Office
    5th Floor, 7 - 15 Pink Lane
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE15DW


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ben VANPEPERSTRAETE 29 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2021

    Complementary Information

    We no longer have a dedicated member of staff focused on EU advocacy, but we do occasionally discuss EU policy with FTAO.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO)

    We are working with FTAO to understand how EU policies are developing in our areas of interest but we are no longer advocating to the EU. Our focus is on UK Government and global policy processes.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    0€ - 10,000€

    Other financial info

    TX has received EU funding for country programme activities but none of this has been for advocacy activities covered in the transparency register.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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