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).

Compliance timeline

The compliance timeline defines the point within the certification cycle at which a specific compliance criterion becomes valid and needs to be fulfilled. Conformity with all valid compliance criteria is required for certificate issue or renewal.

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