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  Fairtrade International Bonner Talweg 177, 53129 Bonn, Germany Tel. +49-228- 94.92.30, Fax: +49- 228- 242.17.13, email: info@fairtrade.net, www.fairtrade.net Fairtrade Standard for Cocoa for Small Producer Organizations Also applicable to Contract Production in Oceania Current version: 01.05.2011_v1.2 Expected date of next review: 2015 Contact for comments: standards@fairtrade.net  For further information and standards downloads: www.fairtrade.net/standards.html  Copyright © 1995-2012 Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without full attribution.    Fairtrade Standard for Cocoa for Small Producer Organizations May 2011 EN 2 Table of Contents Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................. 2   Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 3   How to use this Standard ................................................................................................................. 3   Application ........................................................................................................................................ 3   Monitoring of Changes ..................................................................................................................... 3   1. General Requirements ...................................................................................................................... 4   1.1 Certification ................................................................................................................................. 4   1.2 Labelling and Packaging ............................................................................................................ 4   1.3 Product Description .................................................................................................................... 4   1.4 Other product requirements ...................................................................................................... 4   2. Trade ................................................................................................................................................... 4   2.1 Traceability .................................................................................................................................. 4   2.2 Product Composition ................................................................................................................. 6   2.3 Contracts...................................................................................................................................... 6   3. Production .......................................................................................................................................... 6   4. Business and Development ............................................................................................................. 6   4.1 Sustaining Trade ......................................................................................................................... 6   4.2 Pre-finance ................................................................................................................................... 6   4.3 Pricing .......................................................................................................................................... 6    Fairtrade Standard for Cocoa for Small Producer Organizations May 2011 EN 3 Introduction How to use this Standard Refer to the Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations and to the Fairtrade Standard for Contract Production as separate documents as updated by Fairtrade International (FLO) on its website. Please note that the Generic Fairtrade Trade Standard also applies. In cases where the product specific Standard below differs from the Generic Fairtrade Trade Standard, the requirements presented in this Standard apply. Application The Product Specific Fairtrade Standards for Small Producer Organizations have been revised according to the New Product Classification (based on the Central Product Classification). The new Standards apply from 1 July 2011. Monitoring of Changes Fairtrade International reserves the right to amend Fairtrade Standards in accordance with Fairtrade International's Standard Operating Procedures (http://www.fairtrade.net/ setting_the_standards.html). Requirements of Fairtrade Standards may be added, deleted, or otherwise modified. Those who have to meet Fairtrade Standards are required to monitor pending and finalized revisions on Fairtrade International’s website.  Fairtrade Certification ensures the compliance with Fairtrade Standards. Revision of Fairtrade Standards may lead to a change in the requirements of Fairtrade Certification. Those who wish to be certified or have already undergone certification are required to monitor pending and finalized certification policies and compliance criteria on the certification body’s website  http://www.flo-cert.net.  Change history   Version number Date of publication Changes 01.05.2011_v1.0 01.05.2011 - Reorganization of requirements based on New Standards Framework 01.05.2011_v1.1 01.10.2012 - Change in scope: Standard becomes also applicable to cocoa from Contract Production in Oceania - Premium planning and reporting requirements added 01.05.2011_v1.2 19.12.2013 - Mass balance conversion rates added  Fairtrade Standard for Cocoa for Small Producer Organizations May 2011 EN 4 1. General Requirements Intent and scope  All operators taking ownership of Fairtrade certified products and/or handling the Fairtrade Price and Premium are audited and certified.   This chapter applies to the certificate holder.  This Standard covers the purchase and sale of cocoa beans in their primary form (raw) as well as the purchase and sale of cocoa butter, cocoa liquor and cocoa powder when transformed in the country of srcin and all mass balance conversions. For the sections under certification and traceability (only), the Standard also covers any processed products and derivatives. The Standard also covers its secondary products and their derivatives. The definition of secondary products is included in Annex 1 of the Generic Trade Standard.  A non-exhaustive list of products fitting the secondary products definition is published on the Fairtrade International website. 1.1 Certification   There are no additional requirements. 1.2 Labelling and Packaging   There are no additional requirements. 1.3 Product Description   Cocoa is the fermented and dried whole seed of the cocoa tree ( Theobroma cocoa ). 1.4 Other product requirements   There are no additional requirements. 2. Trade   Intent and scope This chapter outlines the requirements that you need to comply with when you sell Fairtrade products. This chapter applies to the Fairtrade product. 2.1 Traceability   2.1.1 Mass balance conversion rates
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