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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Certification Cycle

The period from the point of initial certification to re-certification, or from re-certification to the following re-certification.

At FLOCERT, one Certification Cycle lasts three years for producers and five-years for traders. Learn more about the certification process and timeline here.