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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Promoting body (PB)

A promoting body is defined in the Fairtrade Generic Standards for contract production, and describes a legal entity, either trade or non-trade, forming a partnership with the producers it contracts and supports. In the case of certification on the contract production standard, the promoting body is the holder of the certificate.

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