AFTINET is a national network of community organisations and many individuals concerned about trade and investment policy. We support fair trade based on human rights, labour rights and environmental sustainability.

A list of organisational members is linked below .

AFTINET grew out of the successful campaign by community organisations against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), which had attempted to restrict the ability of governments to regulate both investment and key areas of social policy.

The collapse of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Doha round of trade negotiations at the end of 2011 showed that the world trading system is failing to meet the needs of developing countries for fairer trade rules which do not erode social policies.


The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) is a network of community organisations and individuals that has campaigned since 2000 for a fairer and more democratic global trade system, based on human rights and environmental sustainability.

Take a look at the video celebrating 20 years of achievements:

Our successes include:

AFTINET Privacy Policy

AFTINET is committed to protecting your privacy

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) is a network of around 60 community organisations and hundreds of individual members, as well as thousands of supporters. We advocate for fair trade based on human rights, labour rights and environmental sustainability. AFTINET is committed to protecting supporters’ and members’ privacy.

What kinds of personal information does AFTINET collect and hold?

The kinds of information that AFTINET collects will depend on the nature of your involvement with AFTINET:

AFTINET Principles, Aims & Objectives

Our principles 

There is widespread concern that current trade policy gives priority to the flow of goods, services, investment and finance at the expense of local development, protection of the environment and human rights.

Trade agreements can restrict the scope of legitimate government regulation in many areas. Under the guise of deregulation and free trade, regulatory powers are in fact transferred to international institutions beyond the reach of democratic accountability.

Trade disputes processes, conducted behind closed doors, have defined environmental regulation, food safety regulation, and local industry policies as barriers to trade. These decisions can be enforced through trade sanctions.

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