Become a Fairtrade Trader

Fairtrade certifies all steps in the supply chain and traders are critical to linking farmers with consumers.

A Fairtrade trader can manufacture or trade Fairtrade certified ingredients or unfinished products to businesses registered to sell or trade finished, packaged Fairtrade certified products.

Your business should apply to become a Fairtrade trader if:

  • You want to buy, store and/or process unfinished Fairtrade certified products or ingredients. Fairtrade traders do not have to manufacture finished products to be considered as traders.
  • You will sell unfinished products on to a Fairtrade licensee or trader.
  • You are not already licensed in the Fairtrade system to sell finished products packaged with the FAIRTRADE Mark.

In order to become a trader, your business will be required to complete an application and comply with Fairtrade International's Trader Standard in order to be certified by FLOCERT, our third party certification arm. You will also be required to provide full supply chain details for the Fairtrade certified products you will be trading.

If your business fits this description of a Fairtrade trader, please contact us to find out how to apply.

If your business wants to create and sell a product with the FAIRTRADE Mark, please apply for a Fairtrade license.