Fair Trade Certification Standards

Rigorous standards are the way we help brands meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, and fulfill our mission to deliver benefits to producers, businesses, and consumers. We have different standards to address the various parts of businesses’ supply chains. If you have comments about Fair Trade Certified standards, policies, or requirements, or for a hard copy, email our Standards team. To learn more about our ongoing Fair Trade Certified standards work including development, revisions, and ISEAL compliance, click here.

Standard Revision Resources

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Standards Development and Revisions

In accordance with ISEAL, Fair Trade USA standards are reviewed at least every five years. Read revision announcements here.

Revised Capture Fisheries Standard

Our revised Capture Fisheries Standard 2.0.0 (CFS 2.0.0) applies to all wild caught fisheries globally.

Factory Production Standard Revisions

Fair Trade USA is currently processing all feedback received and will be working to finalize the Factory Production Standard 2.0.0

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Agricultural Production Standard (APS) Dairy Amendment

We piloted the application of the APS in the U.S. dairy sector. Access background documents, like the Dairy Project Plan, FAQ, and more.