Fees

Understand what fees are payable to work with Fairtrade.

There is a £500 (+ VAT) registration fee for new UK licencees. 

If you are working with unfinished products, certification fees are payable to FLOCERT for auditing and monitoring. You can use their cost calculator to estimate these fees.

The licence fee for use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on finished products is charged every three months. See table below.

For Net Sales/Purchase Value up to £1,500 per quarter

 

£25 per quarter

 

If Net Sales/Purchase Value exceeds £1,500 per quarter then:

 

On Net Sales/Purchase Value up to £5 million p.a.

1.7% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value between £5 million and £10 million p.a.

 

1.6% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value between £10 million and £20 million p.a.

1.3% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value between £20 million and £40 million p.a.

0.9% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value between £40 million and £80 million p.a.

 

0.6% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value between £80 million and £160 million p.a.

 

0.4% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus

On Net Sales/Purchase Value over £160 million

0.2% Net Sales/Purchase Value, plus


The licence fee for Fairtrade Cotton in based on FOB purchase value.


If you are selling finished certified product to retailers or catering outlets the licence fee is based on the net invoice value of the sales of the Fairtrade certified products.


If you are selling finished products to the end consumer the licence fee is based on the net purchase value of Fairtrade certified products from suppliers.