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Fair Trade Standards Development and Revision

Fair Trade USA™ regularly reviews its standards and releases major revisions to each standard at five year intervals, as required by ISEAL. Read the Fair Trade Standards Development and Revision procedure to see how it works. We also regularly review our Price and Premium rates to ensure that sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products deliver positive impacts to Certificate Holders, farmers, fishers, and workers.

To propose revisions or clarifications to a standard or price and premium rates, please email us.

Standard Current Version Publication Date of Current Version Next Scheduled Revision
Agricultural Production Standard (APS) 1.2 July 20, 2021 Major revision in progress; anticipated 2025
Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS) 2.0 July 20, 2021 Minor
Factory Production Standard (FPS) 2.0 August 22, 2022 Minor
Trade Standard 2.1 February 8, 2021 Major

Standard Revision Resources


Agricultural Production Standard (APS) Revision

We are beginning a major revision to the APS. Learn how you can participate.

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Revised Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS)

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

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Factory Production Standard (FPS) Revisions

The Factory Production Standard 2.0.0 went into effect in 2023.


Standards Work Program 2024

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


Factory Standard Major Revision Project Plan


Fair Trade Price & Premium Announcements

Find relevant updates, announcements, and information about Fair Trade Minimum Price & Premiums for products and commodities certified under our standards.