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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Category 1 trader

New FLOCERT customers (who have not yet had their Fairtrade Initial Audit), as well as customers who:

  1. pay the Minimum Price and/or Fairtrade Premium, or act as conveyers of the Fairtrade Price and/or Premium (or)
  2. have more than 2 Additional Entities (or)
  3. manufacture composite products or trade perishable products (fruits, flowers, etc.) (or)
  4. bring high product or set-up complexity (or)
  5. benefit from exceptions (including systemic retroactive product certification) (or)
  6. were suspended or had, as a result of the last audit, a Follow-Up Audit (or)
  7. had more than two Major Non-Conformities at the last audit (or)
  8. are certified according to the Trader Corporate Certification (TCC) model