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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Secondary product

A product that comes out of a production process in addition to the main product.

A secondary product can be directly consumed, used as an input in another production process, disposed of, or recycled. A secondary product can be a by-product, a co-product or a residue. A derivative of a secondary product is a processed secondary product.