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).
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.