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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A generic or product-specific requirement in the Fairtrade Standards that describes a deviation from a Fairtrade principle or aim.

Derogations are provided for a given period of time and under specific circumstances, providing a route towards the applicable Fairtrade principle or aim.