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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Exceptions Committee

The Exceptions Committee is responsible for providing guidelines for the granting of exceptions to the Food Composite Product Standard, and for granting Type II exceptions. Exceptions to the Fairtrade Trader Standard or Type I exceptions are granted by FLOCERT or the local National Fairtrade Organisation respectively.