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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The process of retrospectively converting a Fairtrade-eligible product bought from a Fairtrade producer or exporter under ordinary conditions (non-Fairtrade) into a Fairtrade product by payment of the Fairtrade price and/or Fairtrade Premium adjustment. Retro-certification is only granted in very exceptional circumstances and requires a formal application and approval process with FLOCERT.