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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Physical Traceability

In a Fairtrade supply chain, Physical Traceability is the ability to follow a specific product throughout the supply chain and all stages of production and processing.

In this model, Fairtrade products must always be segregated from non-Fairtrade products (exceptions apply to cocoa, tea, sugar and juice products) and certified companies must ensure that the product is clearly identifiable as Fairtrade.

The physical mixing of certified products from different certified sources is allowed.