Fairtrade International System

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The international Fairtrade system includes three producer networks, 33 Fairtrade organisations, Fairtrade International, and FLO-CERT, the independent certification body of the global Fairtrade system. Each plays a unique role in achieving Fairtrade’s vision and delivering impact for farmers and workers.

Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International coordinates Fairtrade’s work across the world. Based in Bonn, Germany, it sets international Fairtrade standards, organises support for producers around the world, develops global Fairtrade strategy, and promotes trade justice internationally. The global strategy and direction of Fairtrade movement, with consultation across the system, is also led by them.

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Fairtrade Organizations

The work of building a market for Fairtrade products is carried out by Fairtrade organizations. The Fairtrade Korea Foundation is one such member responsible for Fairtrade’s work in South Korea. Other markets include Canada, Norway, Germany, Poland, Italy as well as new marketing organizations in India, Hong Kong and Kenya.


The Fairtrade certification system is run by an independent company called FLO-CERT. By checking compliance with Fairtrade Standards, FLO-CERT ensures that the relevant social and environmental standards are met for the raw materials and products that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark and that producers receive the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium. FLO-CERT auditors are highly qualified, usually based in the countries and regions where producers are located, and familiar with local cultures, languages, and legal systems.

FLO-CERT: Official Website →

Fairtrade Producer Networks

Most notably, Fairtrade Producer networks are regional associations that Fairtrade certified producer organizations may join if they wish. They represent small-scale producers, workers and other producer stakeholders. The three networks are Fairtrade Africa, the CLAC and Network of Asian and Pacific Producers.