Licensee

Our licensee checklist can help you determine whether you can become a licensee, or if there is another way for you to be involved with Fairtrade.


  • Are you based in Canada?

    Fairtrade Canada only registers Canadian-based companies to use the FAIRTRADE Mark. If you are located outside of Canada, please contact Fairtrade International to find out who your Fairtrade Organization is.

  • Do you work with products that have existing Fairtrade Standards?

    Fairtrade Standards exist for products that make the most difference to farmers and workers in the Global South. Visit Fairtrade International to see what Standards exist, and to understand more about why we have Standards for particular products and not others.

  • Will you be selling a finished product that will carry the FAIRTRADE Mark?

    If you are trading Fairtrade ingredients rather than finished products, please visit our Trader application page. If you are working with finished products which you have bought from a licensee or a distributor and which already carries the FAIRTRADE Mark, please visit the Promoting Fairtrade page to see how you can promote your Fairtrade product range.

  • Do your products meet the composition requirements for Fairtrade products?

    For a product to carry the FAIRTRADE Mark, it must contain a minimum amount of Fairtrade ingredients. Please visit our product composition page to ensure that your products meet these requirements.

  • What do we expect from our supply chain partners?

    Refer to our Fairtrade Standards and Policies for Canadian Operators and familiarize yourself with the internationally-recognized requirements you  will have to meet.

  • Ready to apply?

    We’ve outlined 3 steps to get your product Fairtrade certified