What is a Fair Trader of Australia?

The Association manages and promotes an endorsement programme of members based on the global WFTO 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

Applicants undergo a detailed assessment process to determine if they are following best Fair Trade practice across their business.

If this independent assessment is successful they may use the Fair Trader of Australia logo to promote their business and gain consumer credibility.

Endorsement and review encourages businesses to continually reflect and develop best practice in Fair Trade management. 

What are the benefits of being a Fair Trader?

In addition to being a member, your endorsed business receives valuable opportunities:

  • An annual Fair Trader of Australia Certificate of Endorsement and the right to use the logo on your website and promotional materials
  • Use of FToA Logo to assist promoting your business
  • Priority offers for markets and events
  • A business profile on our website including representative product images with direct links to your own website
  • Endorsed members received priority Social Media promotion to support your business and our logo
  • Dedicated FToA e-News and a feature article in our members FTA newsletter

How do I become a Fair Trader?

In order to receive endorsement as a Fair Trader of Australia, businesses are required to demonstrate their commitment to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade including creating opportunities for disadvantaged producers, payment of a fair price, gender equity and fair working conditions.

Fair Trader Fees

*Note that a fee of 50% of the total endorsement fee is due when forms are submitted. Please email us for more information

Turnover is less than $200,000

$275 inclusive of GST

Turnover $201,000 to $500,000

$550 inclusive of GST

Turnover $501,000 to $1million

$1,100 inclusive of GST

Turnover more than $1million

$2,200 inclusive of GST

The Assessment Process

The first stage involves completing an initial application form with an outline of your business. The initial application will be screened for suitability of the business to undergo the second stage assessment.

The second stage involves a detailed self-assessment process, including an assessment against the WFTO 10 Fair Trade Principles which comprise the Fair Trade Standard, along with producer and member peer references. Depending on your situation, there may also be a producer self-assessment form for your producer partners to complete.

We encourage member businesses to apply to be endorsed as a Fair Trader. Please get in contact using the form below.

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