Tea standards and pricing review 2020

Goal

A crucial component of the global tea strategy is a standard and pricing review.

Objectives

Standards review objectives:

  • Review and analyse outstanding issues included on the monitoring log for both the Tea Small Producer Organizations (SPO) and Tea Hired Labour (HL) standards
  • Consult on the inclusion of floor wages, improving working and housing conditions, among other topics
  • Seek solutions from stakeholders to resolve standard related issues
  • Consult on solutions with relevant stakeholder groups
  • Ensure consistency in standards by aligning changes in all related product standards in particular the Fairtrade Standard for SPO, Fairtrade Standard for HL and Fairtrade Trader Standard
  • Improve standard language for better clarity and simplicity
  • Develop final proposals for Tea SPO and HL standards for approval by Standards Committee (SC)

Pricing review objectives:

  • Collect data on costs of production using technical tools and workshops
  • Explore the impact of floor wages on the overall costs of production
  • Compile, validate and analyze collected cost of production data
  • Review of the Premium setting model and mechanisms
  • Develop the price and Premium proposal for consultation with stakeholders
  • Develop the price and Premium proposal for decision to the Standards Committee
  • Publish the new Fairtrade Minimum Prices and Fairtrade Premium

KEY DOCUMENTS

A crucial component of the global tea strategy is a standard and pricing review. The most important information about the project can be found in the Project Assignment:

EN | Project Assignment (update October 2020)

Public consultation on Tea standards – Second round

The consultation is open from 29th October until 27th November 2020.

To take part in the consultation, please click on the following links below.

To fill in the questionnaire:

Please complete the consultation document in MS Word format and send it back to standards-pricing@fairtrade.net.

EN | Tea standards consultation document - second round

Tea standards review 2nd Round Consultation Webinar

The webinar is split into the following sections:

►Standard review project timelines

►Introduction to the consultation document

►Topic 1. Anti-modern slavery

►Topic 2. Gender Based Violence (GBV) remediation

►Topic 3. Terms and conditions of employment

►Topic 4. Fairtrade Premium Management

►Topic 5. General Requirements and Commitment to Fairtrade

►Topic 6. National legislation

►Topic 7: Trade. Requirements applicable to traders sourcing from SPO and HL estates

►Topic 8: Inclusion of Herbs & Spices in the certification scope of Tea HL organizations

►Topic 9: Transition period and applicability of the revised standard

For an overview of the proposed changes in Tea HL standard:

EN | Tea HL standard - overview of proposed changes (coming soon)

Extension of Tea standards consultation to SPOs certified for Herbs & Spices

The consultation is open from 13th November until 12th December 2020.

To fill in the questionnaire:

Please complete the consultation document in MS Word format and send it back to standards-pricing@fairtrade.net

EN | H&S SPO consultation on Tea HL certification scope

SP | H&S SPO consultation on Tea HL certification scope

FR | H&S SPO consultation on Tea HL certification scope

PT | H&S SPO consultation on Tea HL certification scope

To listen to the webinar of extended consultation with Herbs & Spices SPO:

EN | Webinar

SP | Webinar

Public consultation on Tea pricing – Second round - CLOSED

The consultation took place from 17th July to 3rd September 2020.

A synopsis of this consultation is currently under development.

Next steps can be found in the project assignment (see link above)

Synopsis of first round of consultation on standards and pricing

The first round of public consultation took place from 11 June 2019 until 10 July 2019 (closed).

The following synopsis document aims to present the outcome of the consultation in the most transparent way possible without disclosing confidential stakeholder information:

EN | Synopsis First Consultation round

And you can still see the consultation document in the following link:

EN | Consultation document - First round