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

FAQ on COVID Emergency Premium Use

Certification Accommodation Policy Due to COVID-19

FAQ on Certification Accommodation Policy Due to COVID-19

Emergency Premium Use Template

Price and Premium Information

Additional resources

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.

Quality Manual

Data Governance Policy

Procedural Complaints Policy