Fees are calculated differently depending on the type of operator you are.
For all operators, there is a one-time application fee of $600 plus tax.
If you are a trader buying or selling unfinished Fairtrade products, there is an annual certification fee of $600. License fees for licensed partners cover this certification cost.
If you are a licensee selling a finished product with the FAIRTRADE Mark, the license fee for use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on finished products will be calculated and invoiced quarterly based on the Fairtrade transactions you are required to report to Fairtrade Canada.
There is no cost associated with being audited by Fairtrade Canada. However, Fairtrade Canada reserves the right to charge for audit costs in exceptional circumstances (ex. missed audits).