Fair Trade Standards
Rigorous standards are the way we fulfill our mission and deliver full benefits to producers and businesses we work with. They are tailor-made for each industry to ensure that we’re all working together toward the same goal. Earning fair trade certification is an ongoing process, and we’re here to help you succeed.
To find standards documents specific to your industry, please make a selection in the dropdown menu above. To learn more about our ongoing standards work please visit our standards development and revision page.
Policy on Emergency Premium Use for COVID-19 Response
Outlines the policy for existing Certificate Holders to mobilize the fair trade program and Fair Trade Premium in the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FAQ on COVID Emergency Premium Use
Answers to frequently asked questions on the Policy on Emergency Premium Use for COVID-19 Response
Certification Accommodation Policy Due to COVID-19
Outlines our current and ongoing approach to auditing and certification during the global Coronavirus crisis.
FAQ on Certification Accommodation Policy Due to COVID-19
Answers to frequently asked questions related to the Fair Trade USA Certification Accommodation Policy due to COVID-19, specifically as it applies to the APS and CFS programs.
Emergency Premium Use Template
Accompanies the Policy on Emergency Premium Use for COVID-19 Response (above) and provides a template for documenting the Emergency Needs Identification and Emergency Premium Plan.
Price and Premium Information
A complete list of Fair Trade Premium amounts and Fair Trade Minimum Prices for all products we currently certify. Products with special price terms are further explained in Special Price and Premium Terms.
If you have comments or suggestions about any Fair Trade USA standards, policies, or requirements, or to request a hard copy, email the Fair Trade USA Standards team.
Gives a deeper look into how we operate, including our organization’s structure, mode of operation, mission, values, and Quality Management System.
Data Governance Policy
Describes how we manage data as a tool to support our mission of driving impact for farmers, workers, and fishermen.
Procedural Complaints Policy
Outlines Fair Trade USA’s policy for addressing complaints submitted about the standards-setting process.