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.
The Contract Production Standard currently applies to rice and cotton in India, cotton and dried fruit in Pakistan, and cocoa in Oceania.
Download the Contract Production Standard
This standard applies to all contract production operators certified by Fairtrade and is valid from 1 March 2014. It comes into force on 1 April, 2014 and will be applied to all audits from that date onward. It supersedes all previous versions.
For information on the changes made since the previous version, see:
This version of the standard will continue to be applied in audits until 31 March, 2014:
The following document 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.
Prepared and Preserved Fruit and Vegetables / Frutas y Verduras Preparadas y Conservadas / Les Fruits et les Légumes Preparés et Conservés
This Standard includes all types of dried fruit, fruit juices and dried vegetables for which Fairtrade Prices exist. For traders, it also includes fruits which have been processed in the supply chain that were originally certified under the Fresh Fruit Standard.
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