In alignment with the Fairtrade mission, our certification fees are structured to enable participation and empowerment for all trading partners. As a social business, FLOCERT is not profit driven, but aims at covering our costs to provide the tools and processes necessary for a robust certification system. Our certification fee lists can be found below.
Please be advised that as of January 1, 2015, FLOCERT has implemented a 2.5% fee increase. The background to this is that our certification fees have not been increased since 2010 although we have been operating in countries with high annual inflation rates. However, continued cost pressures have necessitated this increase. The fee increase will be automatically calculated and reflected in your 2015 invoice.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of our certified customers from several countries have reported issues with withholding taxes. In order to clarify the situation, please find a guideline document under the following link: Customer information on withholding taxes.