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 2021). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.


4 Nov

November 4, 2021

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner

Battersea Park, London

9 Nov

November 9, 2021

MVO Networking Event


11 Nov

November 11, 2021

Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association (Het Comite) Annual Dinner

World Trade Center, Rotterdam

25 NOV

November 25, 2021

GROFOR Annual Dinner


2 Dec

December 2, 2021

FOSFA Oils and Fats Dinner

Tallow Chandlers, London

9 Dec

December 9, 2021

Seminar on NOFOTA Trading Rules

Rotterdam, VNAB knowledge and meeting centre

13 Jan

January 13, 2022

Joint NOFOTA, Het Comite New Years reception

Wereld Museum, Rotterdam

21 APR

April 21, 2022

NOFOTA AGM and Annual Dinner

Rotterdam t.b.n.


Sigma Oil Seeds B.V. member of NOFOTA as per 15 October 2021

Sigma Oil Seeds (SOS) is a producer, importer and distributor of specialized oils, fats and derivatives and are based in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.

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2nd edition of the Erasmus Leadership in Commodity Trade & Supply Networks program

The next edition of this global program will start on January 19, 2022. Knowledge partners are the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at Denver business school (University of Colorado) and Singapore Management University (SMU). The target audience are talented employees…

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ITS becomes Burando Vegoil B.V.

As per 1 October 2021 Burando took over ITS Barging and moved to Rotterdam. The company has over 60 barges, not only vegoil. Burando is ISO and GMP+ certified and a member of MVO and NOFOTA.

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A successful golf event

On Friday 17 September about 30 golfers played for the 30st time for the golf trophy “The Zoeker”, this year on the beautiful golfcourse “de Batouwe”. Malcolm Osseweijer (L. Hendrix) won with 40 stab. points before Dick Mohlmann (Olyx) and…

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COCERAL report on impact EU Farm2Fork strategy

Oilseeds Compared to the 2030 EU outlook baseline, COCERAL-UNISTOCK foresees that the production will decrease by -10%, -17%, -24% and -36%, respectively according to the low, medium, high and extreme impact scenarios. However, the production decrease is only observed for…

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