This chart will help you understand which products are covered by the different product-specific standards.
Fairtrade Geographic Scope
Fairtrade's mission is to promote fairer trading conditions for disadvantaged producers. The geographical scope policy details the countries and territories where producers are eligible for Fairtrade certification.
In order to determine which countries can be included in the geographical scope, Fairtrade considers such factors as income per capita, wealth disparity, other economic and social indicators, and Fairtrade's own ability to support producers and achieve long-term impacts.
The geographical scope is also used to identify Fairtrade pricing regions for the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium (see the second tab of the map below for pricing regions).
Download the list of countries covered by Fairtrade, and further details on how they are selected:
Fairtrade International maintains a Hazardous Materials List (HML) of agrochemicals (including pesticides) that can be potentially hazardous in some form or other to human and animal health as well as to the environment and therefore should be used only under caution.
The Hazardous Materials List is divided into three lists – prohibited, restricted and flagged. The current version came into force on 1 January 2018 and applies to all Fairtrade certified producers and traders trading in Fairtrade products.
Secondary products and their derivatives have been included in the scope of Fairtrade certification. For further information on the definition, pricing rules and non-exhaustive list of secondary products and their derivatives please see the Explanatory Note for Secondary Products.