NOFOTA stands for Netherlands Oils, Fats and Oilseeds Trade Association, being the Dutch umbrella-organisation of companies concerned with the production, consumption and trade of vegetable and animal oils and fats, oilseeds and their derivatives.

NOFOTA is founded in 1918, established as the Nederlandsche Bond voor den Handel in Vetten, Oliën en Oliezaden, has approximately 150 members. A-members (kindred organisations), B-members (producers, consumers, traders and brokers) and C-members (organisations concerned with the production and trade such as storage companies, laboratories, banks etc.).

It draws up standard contracts, which are of international usage. The latest version of the NOFOTA Trading Rules can be downloaded here (version 1 January 2023). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



November 9, 2023

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner

Hilton, Geneva


November 23, 2023

GROFOR Annual Dinner

Hotel Grand Elysee, Hamburg


November 30, 2023

Het Comite Annual Dinner

WTC Building, Rotterdam


December 6, 2023

FOSFA Oils & Fats Dinner

Tallow Chandlers Hall, London


April 18, 2024

NOFOTA Annual Dinner & AGM

Laurenskerk, Rotterdam


Non-business days 2024 published

The non-business days for 2024 are now available on the website under About us/non-business days Non-business days 2024   1 January29 March1 April9 May20 May24 December25 December26 December31 December New Years Day (Monday)Good Friday (Friday)Easter MondayAscension DayWhit MondayChristmas Eve* (Tuesday)Christmas…

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The President’s Speech

At the start of the Annual Dinner on 13 April 2023 the President traditionally gave his annual speech. The speech can be downloaded here.

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New Trading Rules published and in force on 1 January 2023

The Trading Rules have been updated and in force from 1 January 2023. You can donwload them from the home page as well as from the “Publications” tab.

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RTR For Customs Services Co. added to list of postings

RTR For customs Services Co. in Alexandria, EGYPT is added as per 3 November 2022 to the list of postings as RTR did not fulfil their obligations under de arbitration award NOF02-22.

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Lucas Dorrestein appointed as Vice-President NOFOTA

During the Council meeting of 22 September 2022 Mr. Lucas Dorrestein of Viterra was appointed as Vice -President.

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