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 Organization (WFTO).


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Domestic processing plants

Domestic processing plants are micro-enterprises and part of the family economy, which may – due to their size and characteristics – not require formal public registration, operation permits or labor inspection. The Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Organization (ASMO) is obliged to register all domestic processing units and the miners if they belong to the ASMO’s System of Production and deliver into the Fairtrade supply chain. All people involved in activities of the domestic processing units (family members above age classified as child labor) are Miners. Domestic processing plants may include e.g. small mills, amalgamation, smelting, dredges and pumps in alluvial mining operated by family members and their workers.

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