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 box above. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact our team for help. To learn more about our ongoing standards work please visit our standards development and revision page.

Our global model

Standards are the framework of our global model. By adhering to them, you enable income sustainability, community and individual well-being, empowerment, and environmental stewardship. Learn more about our global model to get the big picture, see the quality standards we set for our own organization, or report an issue.

Additional resources

If you have comments or suggestions about any Fair Trade USA standards, policies, or requirements, email the Fair Trade Standards team.