If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

Certification cycle

A certification cycle is the period from the point of initial certification to re-certification, or from re-certification to the following re-certification. At FLOCERT one certification cycle lasts three years. Lear more about the certification process and timeline here.


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