If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the know!

With this glossary we’ll guide you through the common technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

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An accusation made by a third party against a Fairtrade organisation, claiming it has violated the Fairtrade Standards, FLOCERT policies, or other contractual obligations with Fairtrade International/FLOCERT. Such an Allegation may be filed by any party, including but not limited to: a Fairtrade organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), a labour union, a worker, or a member of the public. Find out more about FLOCERT’s Allegation procedures at: