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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Mark supervision (MS)

The Mark supervision group is a group of brand experts, nominated by National Fairtrade Organizations and appointed by the Fairtrade International Board. Mark supervision is responsible for developing the strategic use of the trademarks owned by Fairtrade International, including the creation and maintenance of usage guidelines, and the review and granting of permission for exceptional use.

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