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).


A review is an official request by the customer to review an Evaluation Decision. Reviews of Evaluation Decisions are decided by the Review Committee.

If a decision to suspend certification is taken immediately after an audit, it will be considered a review instead of an appeal although the decision as such is a certification decision.

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