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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Licensing body

A licensing body is the organization that draws up and signs a licence contract with a licensee. In countries where a National Fairtrade Organization (NFO) is located, the NFO serves as the licensing body. In non-NFO countries and in countries where there is a Fairtrade marketing organization, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. serves as the licensing body.

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