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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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Domestic Processing Installations

Micro-enterprises and part of the family economy, which may – due to their size and characteristics – not require formal public registration, operation permits or labour inspection. The Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Organisation (ASMO) is obliged to register all domestic processing units and the miners if they belong to the ASMO’s production system and deliver into the Fairtrade supply chain. All people (family members above the age classified as child labour) involved in the domestic processing units’ activities are miners. Domestic Processing Installations may include, e.g. small mills, amalgamation, smelting, dredges and pumps in alluvial mining, operated by family members and their workers.