Annual Member Review & Renew

Verification – Why We Review

After the initial membership application, ongoing reviews are vital for fresh and thorough fair trade verification, one of the core benefits of FTF membership. See instructions below and click on the buttons for easy access to each step.

The below Review & Renew information is for active FTF members. For those interested in becoming a member, see details here

Submission Deadline April 30

 

If any FTF member foresees challenges completing any of the three steps, please reach out to us at membership@fairtradefederation.org.

In deference to your hard work and time in getting renewals completed, we’ve created an updated system through which your renewal questions, financial statements, and producer lists will be submitted; dues payments will be through the same system as in previous years. Rest assured, your renewal answers and documents will, as always, remain secure. Only FTF staff will have access, and only for the purposes of the renewal.
We’ve heard your feedback and have made some exciting changes, including:
  • No need to log in! Simply click the button from the Review and Renew page for what you’d like to submit, and it will take you to the relevant, secured page.
  • You will be able to save the renewal questions and return to them later! There will be a link you can copy or have emailed to you to return to the questions to complete them within 30 days. Important note: the FTF staff will NOT have access to or be able to recover these links.
  • You will receive confirmation emails! After you submit each part of the renewal, you will receive an email at the address you’ve entered on the form confirming that it was submitted.
This year, the renewal questions also incorporate recent and important updates to the FTF Code of Practice. The work of fair trade is ever-evolving. With that in mind, we’ve included questions to ensure FTF members are continuously improving and striving for the high standards of our collective fair trade practice.
We will be holding info sessions on 02/15, 03/15, and 04/12 to go over the updates to the Code of Practice, updated renewal system, and any questions members may have. If interested, register via the links above.

Submit Your 2022 Dues Payment

The FTF Membership Year is May 1 – April 30. A dues invoice will be emailed to your organization’s designated primary contact in January 2022. 2022 dues are based on gross sales from 2020, a dues assessment known as prior-prior year.  We still require a financial statement for your organization’s most recent fiscal year (2021) as part of the 2022 Review & Renew. In 2023, dues will be based on gross sales from 2021 and so on.

Payment Plan Option: Payment plans are an option for all FTF members. This year, we are providing a plan to split members’ dues into four payments, and no fee will be charged. Quarterly payments will be due April 30, July 31, October 31, and December 31. Email the FTF at membership@fairtradefederation.org to sign up for this option before April 30. 

+ Dues may be paid via credit card here.

  • Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Not Accepted: Paypal

+ Checks are preferred and payable to Fair Trade Federation. ​

  • Mail to: Fair Trade Federation, Warehouse D, 342 North Queen Street Rear, Lancaster, PA 17603

Answer Renewal Questions 

+ Fill out the form that best describes your business below; if you are unsure of your category, please first email us at membership@fairtradefederation.org or call 302.655.5203 and select the option 2, and we’ll be happy to let you know.

If needed, you can view a pdf of the questions for your category here: Handmade Products, Retailer, Food & Farm Products, Cafe Network, or New Members. Please note, these are only for reference; questions must be submitted through the above online forms on our website.

Prepare a Financial Statement

+ for the most recent fiscal year (2021)

+ profit & loss sheet or income statement preferred

+ does not need to be audited

Submit your 2021 financial statement here.

Prepare a List of Producer Groups or Wholesale Suppliers

+ list each and include contact info for any non-FTF or WFTO member producers

+ indicate FTF or WFTO membership where applicable

+ include other information like the category of products they produce, how long you’ve worked with them, etc.

Submit your producer/supplier list here.

All submitted information is kept strictly confidential unless a request is made by your organization’s designated primary contact. Please *do not* email your review answers/documents.

If you have trouble with any of the submissions, please email membership@fairtradefederation.org or call 302.655.5203, option 2.

Review & Renew Support

302.655.5203, Option 2

membership@fairtradefederation.org