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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Compliance timeline

The compliance timeline defines the point within the Certification Cycle at which a specific Compliance Criterion becomes valid and must be fulfilled. Conformity with all valid Compliance Criteria is required for certificate issue or renewal.