Certification fees

In alignment with Fairtrade’s purpose and benefits, our certification fee is conceived to enable participation and empowerment of weaker trading partners, and allows us to maintain and provide a high-class and robust certification system.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be advised that as of January 1, 2015, FLOCERT will implement a 2.5% fee increase.

As you are aware, 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. As an independent third-party certifier, FLOCERT’s primary source of income is the certification fee, and it is important that we cover our costs in order to continuously improve our services and maintain our quality. The fee increase will be automatically calculated and reflected in your 2015 invoice.

Our certification fee lists can be found below. Please note that the lists for Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Organizations and Small Gold Licensees are not yet updated.

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.

Small producer organizations fees

Hired labour fees

Contract production fees

Trader fees

Artisanal and small scale mining organizations fees

Small licensee fees