Fair Trade Standards Development & Revision

At Fair Trade USA®, we welcome your questions and feedback about how we set and revise our standards. To propose revisions or clarifications to a standard, please email us.

Announcements

In accordance with ISEAL, our standards are reviewed at least every five years. We also regularly review Price and Premium rates to identify externalities that may affect our producer and industry partners and to ensure Fair trade products deliver positive impact on the ground. Read our Standards Development and Revision Procedure (in English) to see how it works.

Premium Review: Organic Spaghetti Squash, Mexico — August 2020

Capture Fisheries Standard Revision Public Project Plan

Revised Premium: Yellowfin Tuna, South East Asia & Oceania — February 2020

Premium Consultation: Palm Kernel Oil, Colombia — February 2020

Fair Trade USA Becomes Full Member of ISEAL

Standards work plan for 2020

Revised Premium: Pears, South America — December 2019

Revised Premium: Apples, South America — December 2019

Pilot and Consultation Information for Fair Trade Certified Dairy

Fair Trade Minimum Price Adjustment Value in Côte d’Ivoire — October 2019

Revised Price and Premium: Cocoa — June 2019

Revised Premium: Asparagus, Latin America — June 2019

Updated Trade Standard effective January 1, 2020

Fair Trade USA pilots application of Agricultural Production Standard in aquaculture sector

Fair Trade USA explores application of Agricultural Production Standard in dairy sector

Updated Factory Standard for Apparel & Home Goods effective September 7, 2018

Trade Standard Revision Public Project Plan

Updated Factory Standard for Apparel & Home Goods effective January 15, 2018

Updated Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS) effective January 15, 2018

New Agricultural Production Standard (APS) effective March 1, 2017