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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An individual or company that provides product-related services on behalf of an organisation, but does not take legal ownership of the product. Within Fairtrade Certification, Fairtrade-certified organisations are also responsible for assuring their subcontractors’ compliance with the Fairtrade Standards when they fall under the definition of “Additional Entity”.