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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Fair Trade principles (FT principles)

The Fair Trade principles (five principles) were developed by Fairtrade International and WFTO (2008) as a common understanding of the basic principles of fair trading. They are defined within the ‘Charter of Fair Trade Principles’ and are approved by the Board of Fairtrade International and the General Assembly of WFTO. To find out more visit Fairtrade or World Fair Trade Organization.

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