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 180 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 2024). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



June 12-13, 2024

FEDIOL General Assembly



June 12-14, 2024

EFPRA Annual Congress

Krasnapolski Hotel, Amsterdam


June 20, 2024

Midsummer Trade Reception

VNAB Building, Rotterdam


September 1-6, 2024

FOSFA basic introductory and advanced courses

Greenwich University, London


September 10-11, 2024

OFI/CPOC Sustainable oils & fats conference

AHOY conference, Rotterdam


September 26, 2024

UCOGRAS Annual Dinner

Botanic Sanctuary, Antwerp BE


October 1, 2024

NOFOTA seminar on Trading Rules

VNAB, Boompjes 251, 3011 XZ Rotterdam


November 7, 2024

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner

The Brewery, London


December 5, 2024

FOSFA Oils & Fats Dinner

Tallow Chandlers Hall, London


Seminar NOFOTA Trading Rules

On Tuesday 1 October 2024 NOFOTA organises a seminar on Trading Rules.Lectures are given by experts in the trade and legal professionals and supported by case studies. Click here for more information and registration.

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OFI International 2024, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre on 9-11 September 2024

Oils & Fats International (OFI) announces the launch of OFI International 2024, featuring the 3rd Sustainable Vegetable Oil Conference, to be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre on 9-11 September 2024. OFI International 2024 will bring together major players…

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Pictures NOFOTA dinner 2024

Photos were taken during the NOFOTA dinner on 18 April. You can view the photos via the members’ section, on the ‘publications’ page.

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Participants list Annual Dinner available

The list with participants for the coming Annual Dinner on 18 April in the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam is now available on the members section of the website. The list will be regularly updated and can be found under the section…

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Annual Golf Tournament on 31 May 2024

NOFOTA’s annual golf tournament will be held this year at golf course Golfclub Almeerderhout in Almere. Golf Club Almeerderhout is located in a beautiful area in southern Flevoland, just over the Stichtse Brug. The golf course with four loops Gooimeer,…

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