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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Licensing Body

The organisation that draws up and signs a licence contract with a Licensee.

In countries where a National Fairtrade Organisation (NFO) is located, the NFO serves as the Licensing Body. In non-NFO countries and in countries where there is a Fairtrade Marketing Organisation, Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International e.V. serves as the Licensing Body.