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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Trader Corporate Certification

As opposed to traditional Fairtrade Trader Certification where every legal entity buying and selling Fairtrade products holds one individual certificate, Trader Corporate Certification allows up to five legal entities, covered by one certificate, to buy and sell Fairtrade products (i.e. one Master Operator and up to four Associates).

One legal entity is acting as “Master Operator” (certificate holder) and the other legal entities are considered “Associates”.