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).

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 Generic Trade Standards (GTS) or Type I exceptions are granted by FLOCERT or the local National Fairtrade Organization respectively.

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