Product Standard for Small-scale Producer Organizations

This Standard covers the purchase and sale of tea (camellia Sinensis).

Tea / Té / Thé

Current version 2.0

This standard applies to all Fairtrade certified tea producers and traders and is valid from 1 April 2022.

For organizations certified before this date, transition periods apply as specified in the Standard. This version supersedes all previous versions.

EN | Fairtrade Standard for Tea

ES | Criterio de Comercio Justo Fairtrade para Té

FR | Standard du Commerce Equitable Fairtrade pour le thé

This Standard covers the purchase and sale of tea (camellia Sinensis).

For the sections under certification and traceability (only), the Standard also covers any processed products and derivatives.

The product specific Standard for tea applies to Tea and instant tea from the Camellia plant only.

The Standard also covers its secondary products and their derivatives.

Standard for Small-scale producer organizations

This product-specific standard applies to small-scale producer organizations as explained here. Together, the Fairtrade Standard for Small-scale Producer Organizations and the product standard above define the terms of trade. Please read both documents for further guidance.

Does your company want to trade this Fairtrade product?

Aspects of this product standard also apply to companies that wish to trade with producers. The product standard above works in conjunction with the Fairtrade Trader Standard to outline the terms of trade for this product.