Fairtrade International (FLO)

    Fairtrade International is the organization that coordinates Fairtrade labelling at an international level. From the office, in Bonn, Fairtrade International sets international Fairtrade standards, organizes support for producers around the world, develops global Fairtrade strategies, and promotes trade justice internationally.

    A key part of Fairtrade International’s role is to develop and review the Fairtrade Standards. These Standards apply to all Fairtrade producers. They also apply to the companies who market Fairtrade products, such as importers, exporters and licensees.

    Fairtrade International also helps producers to gain Fairtrade certification and develop market opportunities. They do this through locally based Liaison Officers who provide training, guidance on certification and facilitate relationships with buyers.

    One of Fairtrade International’s tasks is to make the case for trade justice in debates on trade and development. Together with the World Fair Trade Organization – Europe, and the European Fair Trade Association, they set up the Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels.

    To learn more about Fairtrade International visit their website: http://www.fairtrade.net/