Fair Trade Standards Development & Revision

In accordance with ISEAL, Fair Trade USA® 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 to see how it works. To propose revisions or clarifications to a standard, please email us.

Announcements

Fair Trade Minimum Price Adjustment Value in Côte d’Ivoire — October 2021

Premium Announcement: Revised Premium for Five Species of Wild-Caught Pacific Salmon - August 2021

Updated Agricultural Production Standard (APS) effective January 01, 2022

Factory Standard Major Revision Project Plan

Fair Trade Minimum Price Adjustment Value in Côte d’Ivoire — April 2021

Standards Work Program for 2021

Fair Trade Minimum Price Adjustment Value in Côte d’Ivoire — November 2020

Capture Fisheries Standard Revision

Premium Announcement: Revised Organic Spaghetti Squash, Mexico — October 2020

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