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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FLO-CERT GmbH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Public Compliance Criteria List – Trade Certification



          Compliance Criteria (CC): A compliance criteria indicates which action or situation is required.
          Compliance Criteria are established by FLO-CERT to translate Fairtrade Standard requirements into verifiable control points that are evaluated in the certification process to determine
          compliance with the Fairtrade Standards. Non-conformity with a Compliance Criteria is a Non-conformity with the respective Standard requirement. Each Compliance Criteria is linked to a
          specific timeline indicating when it needs to be fulfilled. A Compliance Criteria identified as major is linked to a major Fairtrade principle and needs to be complied with at any time.



          The FLO-CERT Public Compliance Criteria List - Trade Certification - is based on the
          Generic Fairtrade Trade Standards (GTS) dated February 16, 2009) and the Product Standards for the following products: Flowers and plants, fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, seed
          cotton, cocoa, sports balls, tea, coffee, dried fruits, herbs and spices, honey, nuts and oilseeds, quinoa, rice, soybeans and pulses, cane sugar, wine grapes and banana (dated February 16,
          2009).

          How to use this document?
          The following list presents the rules for trading with Fairtrade products. Not all requirements must be met in all cases: some apply only for certain products and others apply only to certain
          types of operators (marked with an "x"). You can filter the list to show only those requirements that are relevant to you.
          To find out which requirements are applicable you should first identify who you are in the chain. In some cases this will depend on which level the price is set in the Fairtrade Minimum Price and
          Premium Table (available at www.fairtrade.net). Please contact FLO-CERT in case of doubt.
          For products with FOB Fairtrade price:
          - If you import through an exporter: you are a Price&Premium payer
          - If you buy from producers for processing in the South and/or you export: you are a Conveyor of Price and Premium
          For products with EXW, Farmgate, Auction, or no Fairtrade prices
          - If you import through an exporter: you are a Premium payer
          - If you buy from producers for processing in the South and/or you export: you are a Price payer (and Premium conveyer)
          (in certain regions or products, the certifier may consider you a Price&Premium conveyer). You may also be the premium payer depending
          upon the agreement in the contract with the importer (see also CC 3.1.1.6).
          For all products:
          - If you import directly from producers: you are a Price&Premium payer
          - If you buy and sell Fairtrade products but are none of the above: you are a Non payer.




                                                                                                      Applicable to:
                                                                             (of Price and Premium)
                               Price&Premium payer




           FLO Standard
                                                                                                        (and Conveyor of
                                                         Premium payer




           [FLO e.V.] or
                                                                                                           Price payer




                                                                                                                                                            No.                   FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                        Time       Major                     Comments
                                                                                                                               Non payer
                                                                                                            Premium)
                                                                                     Conveyer




              other
                                                                                                                                               Product
           Requirement



                           x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x             1.           Certification
                           x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x             1.1          Scope of certification
                                                                                                                                                         1.1.1.1      The operator has a valid FLO-CERT permission to trade or a
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                    valid FLO-CERT certificate for each product being traded as        0        M
                                                                                                                                                                      Fairtrade.
                                                                                                                                                         1.1.1.2      The operator allows access to all sites and all information
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                    needed to demonstrate compliance with Fairtrade                    0        M
                                                                                                                                                                      Standards.
                                                                                                                                                         1.1.1.3      All operator's additional entities where Fairtrade activities
          GTS 1.1                                                                                                                                All                  take place are registered with FLO-CERT.
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                       0

                                                                                                                                                         1.1.1.4      The operator has written agreements with each additional
                                                                                                                                                                      entity ensuring compliance with tracebility requirements
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                    and stating that FLO-CERT is authorized to conduct on-site         0
                                                                                                                                                                      audits of the additional entity.

                           x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x             1.2          Sourcing and Sales
                                                                                                                                                         1.2.1.1      Fairtrade certified products are only sourced from operators
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x
                                                                                                                                                                      certified by FLO-CERT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         0        M
                                                                                                                                                         1.2.1.2      Fairtrade product not in consumer ready packaging are only
                                                                                                                                                                      sold to operators certified by FLO-CERT or to companies
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                    registered with a Fairtrade Labelling Initiative.                  0

                                                                                                                                                         1.2.1.3      Fairtrade certified products are purchased from producer
                                                                                                                                                         Transition   organizations and not purchased from individual members of                         There is a transition period for operators that
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                                         period       the organization (Exception: Contract Production and see        0(Topic)           cannot currently fulfill this requirement.
                                                                                                                                                         applies      1.2.1.4).                                                                          Compliance will be required by May 2011.
          GTS 1.0                                                                                                                                All

                                                                                                                                                         1.2.1.4      In cases where the operator must buy directly from
                                                                                                                                                                      individual members, the operator must demonstrate why it
                                                                                                                                                                      is not possible to buy from the organisation. In such cases
                                                                                                                                                                      there must be a framework contract in place regulating the                         This requirement only applies in case of
                                                                                                                                                                      following details between the operator and the producer                            structural individual relationships with buyers,
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                                                                                                                      0(Topic)           i.e. the relationship cannot be changed due to
                                                                                                                                                                      organisation: traceability, volume, pricing, delivery,
                                                                                                                                                                      payments, invoicing.                                                               for example national legislation.



                           x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x             1.3          Fairtrade contact
                                                                                                                                                         1.3.1.1      The operator designates in writing one official contact
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x
                                                                                                                                                                      person to FLO-CERT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         0
                                                                                                                                                         1.3.1.2      The contact person keeps FLO-CERT updated with contact
          GTS 1.3                                                                                                                                All
                                                                                                                                                                      details and any other relevant information that affects FLO-
                                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                    CERT certification (new company structure, change in legal         0
                                                                                                                                                                      status, etc.).




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Confidentiality: Public
                                                                                                                                                                              Page 1 of 7
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6/26/2011

                                                                                                       Applicable to:




                                                                              (of Price and Premium)
                                Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                         (and Conveyor of
                                                          Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                            Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                    No.                    FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                         Time       Major                     Comments




                                                                                                                                Non payer
                                                                                                             Premium)
                                                                                      Conveyer
              other
                                                                                                                                                Product
           Requirement



                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    2.            Traceability
                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    2.1           Physical product traceability (excluding sugar, cocoa,
                                                                                                                                                                               tea and fruit juices)
                                                                                                                                                                 2.1.1.1       Fairtrade certified products are not mixed with non-
                                                                                                                                                                 Transition    Fairtrade products. Fairtrade products are transported,
                                                                                                                                                                 period        stored processed/manufactured and delivered separately
                                                                                                                                                                 applies       from non-Fairtrade products.


                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                                0        M




                                                                                                                                                              2.1.1.2          When sold, the physical product is clearly identified as                            This standards applies to all products except
                                                                                                                                                              Transition       Fairtrade and indicates the operator's FLO ID.                                      sugar, cocoa, tea and fruit juices.
                                                                                                                                            All except sugar, period
          GTS 2.1 and 2.2
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x
                                                                                                                                             cocoa, tea and applies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   There is a transition period for operators that
                                                                                                                                               fruit juices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cannot currently fulfill this requirement.
                                                                                                                                                                 2.1.1.3       The physical Fairtrade product is identifiable within the                           Compliance will be required by May 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                 Transition    company through on-product lot numbers and/or
                                                                                                                                                                 period        identification marks.
                                                                                                                                                                 applies
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                                0




                                                                                                                                                                 2.1.1.4       Physical traceability procedures are recorded and followed.
                                                                                                                                                                 Transition
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                              period                                                                            0
                                                                                                                                                                 applies

                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    2.2           Traceability through documentation
                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.1       Volumes sold as Fairtrade do not exceed the volumes which
                                                                                                                                                                               have been previously purchased as Fairtrade.


                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                                0        M



                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.2       The operator must ensure that a system is in place to
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            record and monitor all relevant Fairtrade certified and             0
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade eligible product data.
                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.3       Where relevant, operator keeps processing records that
                                                                                                                                                                               demonstrate yields and losses.

                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                                0



                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.4       All purchase and sales documentation related to the
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade product state the FLO ID of the operator and in
                                                                                                                                                                               cases of non-consumer ready products the FLO ID of the
          GTS 2.1                    x                        x                       x                         x                 x                All                                                                                             0
                                                                                                                                                                               buyer and display which products are Fairtrade.



                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.5       When mixing and selling product from more than one
                                                                                                                                                                               producer organisation, conveyers clearly indicate in written
                                                                                      x                         x                                                              format to the buyer the percentage composition of the               0               Only applies to Price and/or Premium Conveyors
                                                                                                                                                                               product from each producer organization.
                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.6       The operator must ensure that Fairtrade certified products
                                                                                                                                                                               sold as non-Fairtrade clearly indicate that the product is not
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade by removing any existing reference to Fairtrade on
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            product, packaging or documents or where not possible by            0
                                                                                                                                                                               clearly indicating to their customer that the product is not
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade.


                                                                                                                                                                 2.2.1.7       The operator does not imply, directly or indirectly, that an
                                                                                                                                                                               ordinary sale is in any way associated with Fairtrade
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            certified product sales.                                            0


                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    2.3           Flow of Goods reporting
                                                                                                                                                                 2.3.1.1       The operator must submit quarterly to FLO-CERT price and
                                                                                                                                                                               premium reports for all transactions for which the Fairtrade
          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Only applies to Price and/or Premium payers,
          requirement
                                     x                        x                                                 x                                  All                         Price and/or Premium has been paid.                              0(Topic)           not to conveyors


                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.            Contracts
                            x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.1           Fairtrade contracts (Contracts must be provided by all
                                                                                                                                                                               companies up to and including the importers, regardless if
                                                                                                                                                                               they are price and premium payers or not.)
                                                                                                                                                                 3.1.1.1       The operator must ensure that written contracts are in
                                                                                                                                                                 New           place for all Fairtrade certified product purchases (and
                                                                                                                                                                 (transition   sales where applicable).
                                                                                                                                                                 period of 3
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                                                months                                                                            0        M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This standard applies to all transactions up to
                                                                                                                                                                 applies)                                                                                          import from producing country (inclusive), but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   not to subsequent Fairtrade transactions.


                                                                                                                                                                 3.1.1.2       The operator must ensure that all elements of the Fairtrade
                                     x                        x                       x                         x                                                              transactions fixed in the contract are honoured unless both         0        M
                                                                                                                                                                               parties agree to a change.




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Confidentiality: Public
            GTS 3.1                                                                                                                         All except flowers                         Page 2 of 7
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                                                                                                         Applicable to:




                                                                                (of Price and Premium)
                                  Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                           (and Conveyor of
                                                            Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                              Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                      No.                    FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                        Time       Major                     Comments




                                                                                                                                  Non payer
                                                                                                               Premium)
                                                                                        Conveyer
              other
                                                                                                                                                   Product
           Requirement



                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.3       The operator does not include Fairtrade exclusivity clauses
                                                                                                                                                                                 in Fairtrade contracts unless this is patently beneficial to                       Only applies to operators buying directly from
                                       x                                                x                         x                                                              producers (e.g. guarantee to purchase whole harvest).           0(Topic)           producer organisations.

                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.4       All contracts clearly state the agreed volumes, quality
                                                                                                                                                                                 (including conversion rates, if applicable), price, Fairtrade
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                              premium, payment terms and delivery conditions.                     0

          GTS 3.1                                                                                                                             All except flowers
                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.5       The operator (acting as a Price conveyor) must ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                   New           contracts with producers additionally include: applicable
                                                                                                                                                                   (transition   costs that can be deducted from Fairtrade price received
                                                                                                                                                                   period of 3   from buyer, and payment terms for initial purchase and
                                                                                        x                                                                          months        Fairtrade adjustment.                                           0(Topic)           Only applies to Conveyors, not Price payers.
                                                                                                                                                                   applies)



                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.6       The contract clearly states which party is responsible for
                                                                                                                                                                   New           paying the Fairtrade Price and Premium to the producer
                                                                                                                                                                   (transition   organisation.
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                period of 3                                                                       0
                                                                                                                                                                   months
                                                                                                                                                                   applies)
                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.7       Contracts with producers stipulate a mechanism to resolve
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                              disputes, separate from jurisdiction, agreed by both parties.       0

                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.1.8       No contradictions with Fairtrade Standards are stipulated in
                                       x                        x                       x                         x
                                                                                                                                                                                 the Fairtrade contracts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0
                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.2.1       When acting as a Price conveyor, the operator must ensure
                                                                                                                                                                   New           that producers receive a copy of the contracts signed
                                                                                                                                                                   (transition   between the operator and Fairtrade payers.
          GTS 3.5                                                                       x                                                             All          period of 3                                                                       0
                                                                                                                                                                   months
                                                                                                                                                                   applies)
                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.3.1       The operator must ensure that the contract with the
                                                                                                                                                                                 producer includes the date of the contract, duration of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 contract, product description, quality specifications of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 product, specific Fairtrade Price and Premium for each
                                                                                                                                                                                 product, terms of delivery using Inco terms, volumes of
                                                                                                                                              Dried fruit, fresh                 Fairtrade products (minimum and maximum or fixed
          Product Standards            x                        x                       x                         x                           fruit, banana and                  volume), reference to sourcing plans, description about how     0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                  vegetables                     the system of orders will function, description about who is
                                                                                                                                                                                 responsible for the labelling of products, description about
                                                                                                                                                                                 the liability of each party and quality check procedure,
                                                                                                                                                                                 definition of Force Majeure and description of pre-finance
                                                                                                                                                                                 mechanism.

                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.4.1       The operator must ensure that where it has requested an
                                                                                                                                                                                 extension of the shipping schedule beyond the timings of
          Product Standards            x                                                                                                            Coffee                       normal commercial practices the costs of storage, interest      0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                 and insurance are paid for by the operator and are detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                 in the contract.
                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.5.1       Final purchase orders are confirmed in writing.
                                                                                                                                                  Flowers and
          Product Standards            x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                     plants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 0(Topic)

                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.6.1       Contracts with producers indicate that unavoidable GMO
                                                                                                                                                                                 contamination is only tolerated up to the levels defined by
          Product Standards            x                                                                          x                            Soya and pulses                   the applicable national or international regulations            0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                 (whichever is stricter) and specify which regulation(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                 apply.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.2           Suspension
                                                                                                                                                                   3.2.1.1       Operators may continue to trade Fairtrade products with
                                                                                                                                                                                 operators with whom they have signed contracts or with
                                                                                                                                                                                 those with whom they have an ‘existing trade relationship’
                                                                                                                                                                                 for a period up-to 6 months from the date of suspension.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Where written contracts exist the volumes stipulated in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 contracts may be traded for a period up-to 6 months.
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                                                                                            0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Where no written contracts exist the volume traded during
                                                                                                                                                                                 the suspension period may not exceed the total volume
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Only applicable in the case of suspension of a
          GTS 3.2                                                                                                                                     All                        purchased in 6 of the previous 12 months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    supplier or buyer.



                                                                                                                                                                   3.2.1.2       The operator must ensure that the transfer of ownership of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the product has taken place within six months from the date
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            of suspension in order to be considered Fairtrade unless the    0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                 producer or buyer is decertified during this period.

                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.3           Decertification
                                                                                                                                                                   3.3.1.1       The operator (acting as a buyer) must ensure that only
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            products purchased (change in legal ownership) prior to the     0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                 decertification of the supplier are sold as Fairtrade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Only applicable in the case of decertification of
          GTS 3.3                                                                                                                                     All          3.3.1.2       The operator (acting as a seller) must ensure that only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a supplier or buyer.
                                                                                                                                                                                 products sold (change in legal ownership) to the buyer prior     (Topic)
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                 x                                            to the decertification of the buyer were sold as Fairtrade      0
                                                                                                                                                                                 certified.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.4           Bonded contracts
                                                                                                                                                                   3.4.1.1       In case of purchases of both certified and non-certified
                                                                                                                                                                                 products from the same producer the operator does not
          GTS 3.4                      x                                                x                         x                                   All                        purchase non-certified products at distinctly                       0       M
                                                                                                                                                                                 disadvantageous terms to the producer as a condition for
                                                                                                                                                                                 certified purchases.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                    3.5           Quality claims




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Confidentiality: Public
                                                                                                                                                                                         Page 3 of 7
Printed at the                                                                                                                                                                   FLO-CERT GmbH                                                                                                              Public CC Trade
6/26/2011

                                                                                                         Applicable to:




                                                                                (of Price and Premium)
                                  Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                           (and Conveyor of
                                                            Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                              Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                      No.                  FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                          Time       Major                    Comments




                                                                                                                                  Non payer
                                                                                                               Premium)
                                                                                        Conveyer
              other
                                                                                                                                                   Product
           Requirement



                                                                                                                                                                 3.5.1.1       The operator must ensure that all quality claim procedures
                                                                                                                                                                 New           are agreed by both parties in writing and all quality claims
                                                                                                                                                                 (transition   are documented according to the current commercial
          GTS 3.6                      x                        x                       x                         x                                   All        period of 3   practices.                                                            0
                                                                                                                                                                 months
                                                                                                                                                                 applies)

                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  4.            Sustaining Trade
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  4.1           Sourcing plans (Sourcing plans must be provided by all
                                                                                                                                                                               companies up to and including the importers, regardless if
                                                                                                                                                                               they are price and premium payers or not.)
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.1.1       If the operator has planned to buy from a particular
                                                                                                                                                                               producer or trader he must provide a sourcing plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Only applies if the operator has planned to buy
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                                                                              0(Topic)           from a particular producer or trader.


          GTS 4.1                                                                                                                                     All        4.1.1.2       If the operator has not planned to buy from a particular
                                                                                                                                                                 New           producer or trader there is proof that it was not possible to
                                                                                                                                                                 (transition   plan the purchase sufficiently in advance.                                           Only applies if the operator has not planned to
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                              period of 3                                                                     0(Topic)           buy from a particular producer or trader.
                                                                                                                                                                 months
                                                                                                                                                                 applies)
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.2.1       There is a sourcing plan in place to cover at least a period
                                                                                                                                                                               of 12 months (annual production).
                                       x                        x                       x                         x
                                                                                                                                                    Coffee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                 soya&pulses,
                                                                                                                                                honey, cocoa, 4.1.2.2          Sourcing plans are renewed at least three months before
                                                                                                                                              herbs and spices,                the previous sourcing plan expires.
          Product Standards                                                                                                                   nuts and oilseeds,
                                                                                                                                                 quinoa, rice,
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                            cotton, flowers,                                                                                  0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                               wine, sugar and
                                                                                                                                                  fruit juices



                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.3.1       There is a sourcing plan in place to cover at least a
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                            quarterly period.                                                 0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                    Fresh
                                                                                                                                                                4.1.3.2        The operator must ensure that sourcing plans are renewed
          Product Standards                                                                                                                   fruit/vegetables,
                                                                                                                                                                               at least two weeks before the previous sourcing plan
                                                                                                                                               banana and tea
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                            expires.                                                          0(Topic)


                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.4.1       Sourcing plans must cover a period agreed by both parties.
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                                                                              0(Topic)
          Product Standards                                                                                                                       Dried fruits
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.4.2       Sourcing plans are renewed at least three months before
                                       x                        x                       x                         x
                                                                                                                                                                               the previous sourcing plan expires.                               0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.5.1       There is sourcing plan in place to cover at least a period of
                                       x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                                               6 months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.5.2       Sourcing plans clearly state the agreed volumes, quality,
                                                                                                                                                  Flowers and
          Product Standards            x                                                x                                                                                      price, Fairtrade premium, payment terms and delivery                  0
                                                                                                                                                     plants
                                                                                                                                                                               conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.5.3       Sourcing plans are renewed at least three months before            (Topic)
                                       x                                                x                                                                                      the previous sourcing plan expires.                               0
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.6.1       The operator must ensure that at least 50 % (first year of
                                                                                                                                                  Flowers and                  trade relationship) or 75% (subsequent years) of the
          Product Standards            x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                     plants                    volumes indicated in the sourcing plan have been bought as        0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade.
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.7.1       In the event that the Fairtrade payer purchases less than
                                                                                                                                                                               the volumes indicated in criteria 4.1.6.1, and where this is
                                                                                                                                                  Flowers and
          Product Standards            x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                     plants
                                                                                                                                                                               due to non-fulfilment of orders by their clients, then the    0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                               Fairtrade payer inform FLO-CERT of this in writing, providing
                                                                                                                                                                               evidence.
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.8.1       Sourcing plans specify the producers the operator intends to
                                       x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                                               purchase from as well as total expected purchases.                0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.8.2       At least 50% of the quantities listed in the sourcing plan are
                                                                                                                                                                               purchased from the producer, unless during the quarter 15%
          Product Standards            x                                                x                                                          Bananas
                                                                                                                                                                               of the fruit did not meet the quality as stipulated in the        0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                               contract.
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.8.3       Volumes to be shipped are ordered in writing at least 5-10
                                       x                                                x
                                                                                                                                                                               working days prior to the loading of the ship.                    0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                 4.1.9.1       Any Fairtrade payer which is not buying directly from a
                                                                                                                                                                 New           producer is required to inform the producers of:
                                                                                                                                                                 (transition   - (within a week of purchase) each purchase of Fairtrade
                                                                                                                                                                 period of 3   cane sugar or by-products
                                                                                                                                                                 months        - (within a week of purchase) date of the transfer of the                            Only applies to sugar importers not buying
          Product Standards            x                                                                                                             Sugar       applies)      Fairtrade Premium which is to be paid (not applicable to          0(Topic)           directly from producers
                                                                                                                                                                               retrocertified sales)
                                                                                                                                                                               - (within a week after transfer of the Premium) details of
                                                                                                                                                                               the Fairtrade Premium money transfer in a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                               report.

                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  5.            Pre-finance
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  5.1           Pre-financing for producers (excluding flowers,
                                                                                                                                                                               bananas, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and sports balls)
                                                                                                                                                                 5.1.1.1       Pre-financing is given upon request of the producer, unless
                                       x                                                                          x                                                            the producer is classified as high risk as detailed in 5.1.2.1.       0       M

          GTS 5.1                                                                                                                                                5.1.1.2       The operator must ensure that the offer of pre-finance via a
                                       x                                                                          x                                                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                                                                                               third party is accepted by the producer.
                                                                                                                                                                 5.1.1.3       The producer is not being coerced into not requesting pre-
                                       x                                                                          x                                                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                                                                                               finance.




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Confidentiality: Public
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                                                                                                         Applicable to:




                                                                                (of Price and Premium)
                                  Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                           (and Conveyor of
                                                            Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                              Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                     No.                   FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                          Time       Major                    Comments




                                                                                                                                  Non payer
                                                                                                               Premium)
                                                                                        Conveyer
              other
                                                                                                                                                  Product
           Requirement



                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.2.1       The operator must demonstrate by presenting the report of
                                                                                                                                                                                an assessor (third party lender) that a high level of risk of
                                                                                                                                                                                non-repayment or non-delivery has been associated with a
          GTS 5.4                      x                                                                          x                                                             certain producer and therefore no pre-financing is granted.         0



                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.3.1       The operator must ensure that the level of the pre-finance
                                       x                                                                          x                                                             is determined by the producer, up to a ceiling of 60%.              0

                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.3.2       The operator pre-finances up to 60% of the contract value
                                       x                                                                          x                                                                                                                                 0
          GTS 5.2                                                                                                                                                               or the Fairtrade minimum price.
                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.3.3       For dried fruit, where contracts are open on a seasonal
                                                                                                                                                                                basis pre-finance is made available against quarterly
                                       x                                                                          x                                                             volumes or against the equivalent value of monthly               0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                volumes.
                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.4.1       Pre-financing is made effectively available for use and is
                                                                                                                                                                                delivered to the producer as soon as possible upon signing
                                                                                                                                                   All except                   the contract but at latest:
                                                                                                                                              flowers, bananas,                 - (for coffee) eight weeks prior to the shipment of the
          GTS 5.3 and                                                                                                                           fresh fruit and                 product
                                       x                                                                          x                               sport balls.                  - (for soya&pulses, honey, cocoa, nuts and oilseeds,                0
          Product Standards
                                                                                                                                                                                quinoa, rice, fruit juices, cotton, wine, sugar and tea) six
                                                                                                                                                                                weeks prior to the shipment of the product.
                                                                                                                                                                                -(for dried fruit open contracts) two weeks before the
                                                                                                                                                                                start of the quarter or month.

                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.5.1       The interest charged to the producer was mutually agreed
                                                                                                                                                                                and is at the buyer’s cost of borrowing (as a maximum,
                                                                                                                                                                                including administrative costs) or on a lower rate and in no
          GTS 5.5                      x                                                                          x                                                             case exceeds the central bank rate in the buyer’s country.          0



                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.6.1       In cases where local and national legislation means that the
                                                                                                                                                                                Fairtrade payer is not legally permitted to pay pre-finance,
          GTS 5.6                      x                                                                          x                                                             the operator communicates these legal restrictions to the        0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                producer (in those cases the requirements on pre-financing
                                                                                                                                                                                do not apply).
                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.7.1       The provision of pre-finance is documented as a separate
                                       x                                                                          x                                                             section within the contract or as a separate credit                 0
                                                                                                                                                                                agreement.
                                                                                                                                                                  5.1.7.2       A clear agreement of both parties exists with terms and
                                                                                                                                                                                conditions for both, including at least the amounts to be pre-
          GTS 5.7
                                                                                                                                                                                financed, start dates, date of repayment, consignment
                                       x                                                                          x                                                             contract details, rates of interest, collection of payment          0
                                                                                                                                                                                options, administrative costs incurred in organising and
                                                                                                                                                                                delivering the pre-finance (i.e. from the contract
                                                                                                                                                                                payments).

                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                   6.            Pricing
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                   6.1           Payment of Fairtrade minimum price
                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.1.1       The operator pays at least the Fairtrade minimum price or if
                                                                                                                                                                                applicable the organic Fairtrade minimum price, as
                                                                                                                                                                                stipulated in the Fairtrade price and premium table, or
                                                                                                                                                                                where applicable the market price (or the organic market
                                                                                                                                                                                price in case of organic products). The correct Fairtrade
                                                                                                                                                                                price is paid, taking into consideration the point until which
                                       x                                                                          x                                                             the producers are responsible for the product.                      0        M      Only applies to Price payers, not Conveyers.




                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.1.2       The operator (acting as a Price conveyor) pays the Fairtrade
                                                                                                                                                                  New           price received from the buyer minus applicable costs on a
                                                                                                                                                                  (transition   level that has been agreed upon with the producer
                                                                                                                                                                  period of 3   organization in the contract. The result can never be
          GTS 6.1 and 6.4                                                                                                                            All
                                                                                        x                                                                         months        negative (see also 6.2.1.3).                                     0(Topic)    M      Only applies to Conveyers, not Price payers.
                                                                                                                                                                  applies)



                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.1.3       A reference to a relevant market has been agreed and
                                                                                                                                                                  New           records of the appropriate market prices for products are
                                                                                                                                                                  (transition   being kept.
                                       x                                                x                         x                                               period of 3                                                                       0
                                                                                                                                                                  months
                                                                                                                                                                  applies)


                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.1.4       Payments of the Fairtrade price are transferred to the
                                                                                                                                                                                producer organization and not to the individual members of
                                       x                                                x                         x                                                             the organization (exception: contract production and see            0
                                                                                                                                                                                1.2.1.3 and 1.2.1.4).

                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.2.1       When purchasing a transformed Fairtrade product the
                                                                                                                                                                                Fairtrade price is calculated based on the amount of
                                       x                                                x                         x                                                             unprocessed Fairtrade product form used to make the                 0
                                                                                                                                                                                transformed product. To allow calculations, all invoices will
                                                                                                                                                                                include processing yield.
                                                                                                                                                                  6.1.2.2       In case where a producer takes responsibility for an activity
                                                                                                                                                                                which is not included in the Fairtrade minimum price (e.g.
          GTS 6.5                                                                                                                                    All                        transport to the harbour, processing costs, etc.) these
                                       x                                                x                         x                                                             additional costs are added to the minimum price paid to the         0
                                                                                                                                                                                producer.




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Approval Status: Final
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                                                                                                         Applicable to:




                                                                                (of Price and Premium)
                                  Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                           (and Conveyor of
                                                            Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                              Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                        No.                   FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                         Time      Major                    Comments




                                                                                                                                  Non payer
                                                                                                               Premium)
                                                                                        Conveyer
               other
                                                                                                                                                  Product
           Requirement
          GTS 6.5                                                                                                                                    All




                                                                                                                                                                     6.1.2.3       Only deductions of costs which are included in the FT
                                                                                                                                                                                   minimum price which the producer has agreed in contract
                                       x                                                x                         x                                                                to not be responsible for, have been deducted from the FT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0
                                                                                                                                                                                   minimum price.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.1.3.1       The operator must ensure that both parties are in
          GTS 6.3                      x                                                x                         x                                   All                                                                                            0
                                                                                                                                                                                   agreement about when and how the price is fixed.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                      6.2           Payment of Fairtrade premium
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.1       The operator must ensure that the correct amount of
                                       x                        x                                                                                                                  Fairtrade premium is paid to the producer organization, as        0        M
                                                                                                                                                                                   stipulated in the Fairtrade price and premium table.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.2       For each transaction, Premium conveyers inform Premium
                                                                                                                                                                     New           payers in writing of the premium amount owed to the
                                                                                                                                                                     (transition   producer organisation(s) (if applicable, comprising
                                                                                        x                         x                                                  period of 3   respective Premium calculations including conversion rates,    0(Topic)           Only applies to Premium Conveyers
                                                                                                                                                                     months        processing losses, etc.).
                                                                                                                                                                     applies)
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.3       The operator must ensure that no deductions are made to
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                                                                                  0        M
                                                                                                                                                                                   premium payments to the producer(s).
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.4       When purchasing a transformed Fairtrade product the
          GTS 6.2                                                                                                                                     All                          Fairtrade Premium is calculated based on the amount of
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                unprocessed Fairtrade product form used to make the               0
                                                                                                                                                                                   transformed product. To allow calculation, all invoices will
                                                                                                                                                                                   include processing yields.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.5       The operator must ensure that payments of the Fairtrade
                                                                                                                                                                                   premium are transferred to the producer organization
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                (Small Producers), Joint Body (Hired Labour) or Promoting         0
                                                                                                                                                                                   Body (Contract Production) and not to the individual
                                                                                                                                                                                   members.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.2.1.6       The operator must ensure that the producer(s) receive the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Fairtrade premium in the currency set in the Fairtrade
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                standards, unless otherwise agreed in the contract.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     0

                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                      6.3           Payment terms for Fairtrade price and Premium
                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.1.1       The operator must ensure that both parties agree on the
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                                                                                                   best mechanism for payment and receipt of payment.
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                  6.3.1.2       All payments are transparent and traceable.                       0
          GTS 6.6                                                                                                                                     All
                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.1.3       The operator must ensure that all payment documents
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                clearly indicate the premium amount separate from the             0
                                                                                                                                                                                   price.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.2.1       When acting as a payer, the operator must ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                   payments of Fairtrade price and/or Premium are made as
                                                                                                                                                                                   soon as possible but no later than but within :
                                                                                                                                                Coffee, cocoa,                     - 15 days after the receipt of the documents transferring
                                                                                                                                              nuts and oilseeds,                   ownership (for coffee, cocoa, nuts and oilseeds, tea, rice,
                                                                                                                                                 banana, tea,                      cotton, herbs and spices, soya and pulses, and flowers)
                                                                                                                                                sugar, honey,                      - 30 days after the receipt of the documents transferring
                                                                                                                                              fruit juices, sport-                 ownership (for sugar, honey, quinoa, sport-balls, wine,
          GTS 6.7 and
          Product Standards
                                       x                        x                                                                                 balls, wine,                     and fruit juices)                                              0(Topic)           Only applies to payers, not conveyers.
                                                                                                                                                 cotton, rice,                     - 7 days after receipt of the product (for bananas, fresh
                                                                                                                                                flowers, herbs                     fruit, dried fruit and vegetables)
                                                                                                                                                  and spices,                      - 7 days (for bananas) of the arrival of the product in port
                                                                                                                                               quinoa, soja and                    of destination.
                                                                                                                                                    pulses.                        - 30 days after the date of invoice (for other products)




                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.3.1       When acting as a conveyor the operator must ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                   payment of Fairtrade price and/or Premium to the
                                                                                                                                                                                   producers is made no later than:
                                                                                                                                                                                   - 15 days after receipt of payment from the Fairtrade payer
          Product Standards                                                             x                         x                                   All                          (for coffee, flowers, nuts and oilseeds, tea, rice,            0(Topic)           Only applies to conveyors, not payers.
                                                                                                                                                                                   soya&pulses, cocoa, herbs and spices, cotton)
                                                                                                                                                                                   - 30 days after receipt of payment from the Fairtrade payer
                                                                                                                                                                                   (for all other products).

                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.4.1       The operator must ensure that where the price and
          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                                                                 premium are not made within 15 days of purchase it was
          requirement
                                       x                        x                                                                              Cotton and Rice
                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary and normal to buy the product in advance and         0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                   store it for longer than 15 days.
                                                                                                                                                                     6.3.5.1       The operator must ensure that new Fairtrade prices and/or
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                Premium announced by FLO are applied to new contracts          0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                   from the date of the announcement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Only applicable in the case of new FLO
          GTS 6.8                                                                                                                                     All            6.3.5.2       The operator must ensure that for existing contracts all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fairtrade price settings.
                                                                                                                                                                                   pricing Terms & Conditions are honoured as originally
                                       x                        x                       x                         x                                                                agreed.                                                        0(Topic)


                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                      7             Additional Requirements
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                      7.1           Social Indicator (only applicable for cotton)
                                                                                                                                                                     7.1.1.1       The operator (including all additional entities) must have
          Product Standards            x                        x                       x                         x                 x               Cotton                         submitted, and had approved a valid 'social indicator' to FLO- 0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                   CERT.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                      7.2           Consignment Sales (only applicable for fresh fruits,
                                                                                                                                                                                   fresh vegetables and bananas)
                                                                                                                                                                     7.2.1.1       The Fairtrade payer only pays the producer under non-
                                                                                                                                                    Fresh
                                                                                                                                                                                   Fairtrade conditions in case of excessive volume shipped,
          Product Standards            x                                                x                                                     fruit/vegetables
                                                                                                                                                                                   short falling sales or in case of quality problems.            0(Topic)    M
                                                                                                                                                and Bananas

                                                                                                                                                                     7.2.2.1       The operator must demonstrate through written records
                                                                                                                                                                                   that the payment methods for Fairtrade consignment sales
                                       x                                                                                                                                           are clearly defined in a contract with the producer(s)         0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                                   and/or conveyor(s).


          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                                  Fresh
          requirement                                                                                                                         fruit/vegetables




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Confidentiality: Public
                                                                                                                                                                                          Page 6 of 7
Printed at the                                                                                                                                                                FLO-CERT GmbH                                                                                                             Public CC Trade
6/26/2011

                                                                                                         Applicable to:




                                                                                (of Price and Premium)
                                  Price&Premium payer
           FLO Standard




                                                                                                           (and Conveyor of
                                                            Premium payer
           [FLO e.V.] or




                                                                                                              Price payer
                                                                                                                                                                      No.               FLO-CERT Compliance Criteria                         Time       Major                     Comments




                                                                                                                                  Non payer
                                                                                                               Premium)
                                                                                        Conveyer
              other
                                                                                                                                                   Product
           Requirement



                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.2.2    The operator (when acting as an importer) must ensure that
          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                                  Fresh                   all payments, including price differential and premium, for
          requirement
                                       x                                                                                                      fruit/vegetables              consignments sales are made within eight weeks upon sale         0(Topic)           Only applicable for importers.
                                                                                                                                                                            of the product as Fairtrade.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.2.3    The operator (when acting as an exporter) must ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                            all payments, including price differential and premium, for
                                                                                        x                                                                                   consignments sales are made within 30 days upon receipt of       0(Topic)           Only applicable for exporters.
                                                                                                                                                                            the payment from the importer.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.1    The producer has accepted that the fruit can be sold on
                                       x                                                                          x
                                                                                                                                                                            consignment.                                                     0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.2    The quality of the fruit is below the tolerances as
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         documented according to the agreed quality claim                 0(Topic)           Only applicable in case of quality problems
                                                                                                                                                                            procedures (see also 3.5.1.1).
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.3    If the importer's clients do not purchase the agreed amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Only applicable to importers in case of short
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         that no more than 10% of the ordered volume is sold under        0(Topic)           falling sales
                                                                                                                                                                            non-Fairtrade conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.4    If the product is sold as consignment payment is made no
                                       x                                                                          x
                                                                                                                                                                            later than 28 days after arrival in country of destination.      0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.5    The operator pays the price to producer after no further
          Product Standards                                                                                                                        Bananas                  deductions than that of sea freight, insurance, harbour
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         handling costs, clearance, survey, post-harbour transport,       0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            dumping costs and Fairtrade payers commission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Only applicable if non-Fairtrade payments are
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.6    The commission is not higher than 6% of the Fairtrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                based on sales in consignment
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         payers selling price and the balance is not negative for the     0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            producer.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.2.3.7    If the operator and the producer reach a different
                                                                                                                                                                            agreement over the deductions from the final sale made by
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         the operator the costs deducted and the percentage that          0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            producers receive as advanced payment are detailed in the
                                                                                                                                                                            contract.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  7.3        FLO Fairtrade certification mark (only applicable
                                                                                                                                                                            for licensees)
                                                                                                                                                                 7.3.1.1    The Fairtrade product composition of all consumer ready
                                                                                                                                                                            products carrying the FLO Fairtrade certification mark has
                                       x                        x                                                                   x                                       been approved by the respective Labelling Initiative and are     0(Topic)
          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                                                          followed on production site.
                                                                                                                                                      All                                                                                                       Only applicable for licensees.
          requirement
                                                                                                                                                                 7.3.1.2    The packaging of all consumer ready products carrying the
                                                                                                                                                                            FLO Fairtrade certification mark has been approved by the         (Topic)
                                       x                        x                                                                   x                                                                                                        0
                                                                                                                                                                            respective Labelling Initiative.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.4        Small Licensees
                                                                                                                                                                 7.4.1.1    The operator complies with the definition of small licensees
                                                                                                                                                                            according to the FLO-CERT Small Licensee policy.
                                                                                                                                    x                                                                                                        0(Topic)


                                                                                                                                                                 7.4.1.2    The operator provides FLO-CERT with the annual sales
          FLO-CERT                                                                                                                  x
                                                                                                                                                      All                   figures at the end of each year of activity.                     0(Topic)           Only applicable to small licensees.
          requirement
                                                                                                                                                                 7.4.1.3    The operator provides an activity report every 3rd year of
                                                                                                                                    x                                       Fairtrade activity indicating all purchases, sales, stocks and   0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            yields/recipes of Fairtrade products.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.4.1.4    The operator informs FLO-CERT in written and provides
                                                                                                                                    x                                       evidence of changes if their qualification as a small licensee   0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            is not longer valid.
                              x                         c                   x                              x                  x               x                  7.5        Auctions (only applicable to Tea)
                                                                                                                                                                 7.5.1.1    The operator must ensure that it communicates to the
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         producer on the sourcing plan its intention to buy its tea       0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            through an auction.
          Product Standards                                                                                                                          Tea         7.5.1.2    The operator must ensure that for tea bought and sold                               Only applies to tea purchases through auctions
                                                                                                                                                                            through auctions within one week of the auction a report is
                                       x                                                                          x                                                         sent to the producer, detailing all outstanding Fairtrade-       0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            related payments.
                                                                                                                                                                 7.6        Occupational Health and Safety
                                                                                                                                                                 7.6.1.1    Workers within the processing unit must be adequately
                                                                                                                                                                            protected from cashew nut liquid. The employer must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Only applicable to operators processing cashew
          Product Standards            x                        x                       x                         x                 x             Cashew Nuts               provide protective garments and oils, is responsible for         0(Topic)           nuts.
                                                                                                                                                                            monitoring that employees use these and are trained on its
                                                                                                                                                                            use.
                              x                         x                   x                              x                  x               x                  8.         Transitional requirements (these requirements apply
                                                                                                                                                                            to specific products and for a limited time)

                                                                                                                                                                 8.1.2.1    The operator must ensure that prior approval for products
                                       x                        x                                                                                                           to be declared as Fairtrade after the time of purchase has       0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            been granted by FLO-CERT.
                                                                                                                                                                 8.1.2.2    The operator must ensure that the producer is informed
          Product Standards                                                                                                                          Sugar
                                                                                                                                                                            about volumes purchased, price paid to the conveyor, terms
                                       x                        x                                                                                                           of delivery, purchase dates, lot numbers and FLO Fairtrade       0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            IDs of operators purchasing the Fairtrade eligible sugar                            Only applicable for cane sugar sourced from
                                                                                                                                                                            cane.                                                                               Paraguay, Malawi, Mauritius and Zambia prior to
                                                                                                                                                                 8.1.3.1    Premium payments due must be made on a quarterly basis:                             1 January 2010
                                                                                                                                                                            January to March Premium payments must be made before
                                                                                                                                                                            the 15th of April, April to June payments before the 15th of
          Product Standards            x                                                                                                             Sugar                  July, July to September payments before the 15th of              0(Topic)
                                                                                                                                                                            October and October to December payments before the
                                                                                                                                                                            15th of January of the next year


                                                                                                                                                                 8.1.4.1    Premium payments for retro-certified tea are made on a                              Only applicable to retro-certified Fairtrade tea
          Product Standards            x                        x                                                                                    Tea
                                                                                                                                                                            quarterly basis.                                                 0(Topic)           purchased prior to 1 January 2009




Document: a47a9a6e-83a4-491c-bf99-4b8da38e16d2.xls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Date: 15 April 2010
Version: 13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Approval Status: Final
Author: RFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Confidentiality: Public
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