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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Reactive Compliance Criteria

Reactive Compliance Criteria reflect criteria related to the reactive assurance approach applied for requirements of the Trader Standard Production chapter. They apply to all traders but are only proactively checked IF there are indications of non-compliance. Indications can be obtained e.g. via allegations or via observations during trader audits.

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