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).


A derogation is a generic or product-specific requirement in the Fairtrade Standards that describes a deviation from a Fairtrade principle or aim. Derogations are provided for a given period of time and under specific circumstances, providing a route towards the applicable Fairtrade principle or aim.

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