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 (NOFOTA Trading Rules latest version (as from 1 July 2019). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



JANUARY 9, 2020

New Year’s “Borrel” NOFOTA and Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association Het Comite

Venue: Stadsbrouwerij THOMS in Rotterdam (Halvemaanpassage 1)


MARCH 19, 2020

MVO Annual Network Event

Venue: Innovatiekracht, Spijkenisse


MARCH 26/27 - APRIL 2/3, 2020

MVO Course “Basics of Oils & Fats”

Venue: Amsterdam and Rotterdam area


APRIL 23, 2020

NOFOTA AGM & Annual Dinner

venue: Hulstkamp Building Rotterdam


JUNE 3-6, 2020

EFPRA Annual Congress

Venue: Villamoura, Portugal


JUNE 11-12, 2020

FEDIOL General Assembly

Venue: Brussels


SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

UCOGRAS Annual Dinner


NOVEMBER 5, 2020

FOSFA AGM & Annual Dinner

Venue: Battersea Parc, London


NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association Annual Dinner

venue: WTC Building, Rotterdam


NOVEMBER 26, 2020

GROFOR Annual Dinner

Venue: Grand Elysee Hotel, Hamburg

During the Annual Dinner in the Hulstkamp Building on 18 April 2019 NOFOTA received the ‘Royal’ designation by hands of the Commissioner of the King Jaap Smit and the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb. With the designation NOFOTA also launched her new logo and website.


NOFOTA and ‘Het Comite’ New Years Party

On Thursday 9 January the Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association and NOFOTA held their joint New Year’s Party in Stadsbrouwerij Thoms. This was the first time that both Royal associations organized this reception together. With about 140 participants there was…

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Registration Annual Dinner will be opened from Thursday 16 January!

All members will receive on Thursday 16 January by e-mail the online invitation and registration.

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NOFOTA AGM & Dinner on Thursday 23 April 2020

The Annual General Meeting and Dinner will be held in 2020 at the Hulstkamp Building in Rotterdam on Thursday 23 April. Invitations will be send to NOFOTA’s members mid January 2020.

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Seminar on digitization and blockchain in the agri-food chain

Friday afternoon, November 22, 2019 MVO – the Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry, NOFOTA and The Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Association ‘Het Comité’ will organize a seminar on Digitization and blockchain in the agri-food chain.

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Amended EU Regulation on Previous Cargoes (EU 2019/978)

The Authority concluded that methylacetate and ethyl-tert-butyl ether meet the criteria for acceptability as a previous cargo and amended the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 579/2014.

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