Ctm Altromercato was founded in 1988 and is the first and the main fair trade importer and distributor in Italy, the second in the world. Altromercato is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, EFTA (European Fair Trade Association), A.G.I.C.E.S. (Italian Register of Fair Trade Associations).
Ctm Altromercato imports natural raw materials directly from 150 producer groups in over 40 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America at fair trade conditions.
Ctm Altromercato pre-finances the productions and helps the producers to access to credit. Altromercato also supports social, environmental, and technical projects within the community. Via establishing long-term trade relationships, Altromercato helps promoting respect of dignity and rights of marginalized groups. Altromercato provides wide range of products, including 300 food products, 60 cosmetic products and 1,500 handicraft products.