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If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – do not worry! With this glossary we would like to guide you through the specific technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Under certain circumstances (e.g. non-fullfillment of corrective measures, non-payment of fees), the certificate of a customer may be withdrawn. After decertification the customer is not allowed to sign new Fairtrade contracts nor is a decertified customer allowed to fulfill existing contracts.

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