Standard for Contract Production
This is the standard for small-scale producers who are not yet democratically organized.
As a temporary measure, they can join Fairtrade if they have a partnership with an organization (such as an exporter or NGO) who will assist them to form an independent organization.
Download the Contract Production Standard
The contract production standard currently applies to rice and cotton in India, cotton and dried fruit in Pakistan, and cocoa in Oceania.
This standard was revised in May 2011. For more information on the changes, please see:
The following documents will guide producers with the implementation of the Fairtrade development plan
Product standards for contract production
Additional Standards apply to for particular products. Part of the standards also applies to the companies that trade with them.
You can download these standards below.
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