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18 March 2013
Applying is easy
Before you start, please read the Who Can Apply page carefully before completing your application.
Then, complete the right application form (for organizations or associates) in the language of your choice. Return it with a signed copy of our Code of Practice and other required accompanying documentation.
Please note: We only accept electronic applications. Scanned copies of the completed documents are also valid for submission. Starting the first quarter of 2011, membership applications from Africa, Asia and Latin America are accepted and processed by the respective regional offices of the WFTO. Please send your application to:
AFRICA Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa (COFTA)
ASIA World Fair Trade Organization - Asia (WFTO Asia)
LATIN World Fair Trade Organization - Latin America (WFTO LA)
EUROPE World Fair Trade Organization - Europe (WFTO Europe)
PACIFIC World Fair Trade Organization - Pacific (WFTO Pacific)
(North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand)
Please read: Guidelines for Prospective Members (English) [Word 635 KB] before filling in the application form.
Application Forms and Membership Documents
- Application Form for Type 1: Primary Producers (English) [Word 1.5 MB]
- Application Form for Type 2: Importers, Wholesalers and Retailers (English) [Word 1.5 MB]
- Application Form for Type 3: Support Organizations and Networks (English) [Word 1.5 MB]
- Application form for Individual Associates (English) [Word 39KB]
- Formulario de Solicitud de Membresía Provisional Tipo 1: Productores Primarios [Word 1.4 MB]
- Formulario de Solicitud de Membresía Provisional Tipo 2: Importadores, Mayoristas y Minoristas [Word 1.4 MB]
- Formulario de Solicitud de Membresia Provisional Tipo 3: Organizaciones de Apoyo, Redes y Organizaciones Asociadas de Comercio Justo [Word 0.98MB]
- Formulario para Asociados Individuales (Español) [Word 45KB]
- Formulaire type 1 Producteurs Primaires (Français) [Word1.5 MB]
- Formulaire type 2 Importateurs, Grossistes et Détaillantes (Français) [Word1.5 MB]
- Formulaire type 3 Réseaux, Organisations Associées et Organisations de Soutien du Commerce Équitable (Français) [Word1.5 MB]
Code of Practice
- English [Word 30KB]
- Español [Word 34KB]
- Français [Word 32KB]
Membership Policy & Procedure
- For reference: our Membership Policy & Procedure (English) [Word 274KB]
Please provide your latest financial report to administration[at]wfto.com to inquire about the amount of annual fee you will have to pay.
You can fill out your application form in English, Spanish or French. Please note, applications sent in languages other than English or Spanish may take longer to process. Please indicate clearly the language you require in your correspondence and state what type of membership you are applying for (Fair Trade Organization, Fair Trade Support Organization or Fair Trade Network).
Contacting the Membership Officer
The easiest way to get in touch is via email.