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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Producing country / country of origin

A producing country is a country where a product is originally grown or where a handicraft product is originally produced. In the context of fair trade, the term usually refers to developing countries. The term country of origin is used synonymously.

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