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 February 2022). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



September 4-9, 2022

FOSFA Introductory Course and Advanced Course

University of Greenwich, London


September 15, 2022

Arbitrators Workshop

VNAB knowledge centre, Boompjes 251 in Rotterdam

9 Nov

November 9, 2022

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner

The Brewery, London


November 24, 2022

GROFOR Annual Dinner

Grand Elysee Hotel, Hamburg


December 1, 2022

FOSFA Oils & Fats Dinner

Tallow Chandlers Hall, London


Workshop for arbitrators on 15 September 2022

On 15 September 2022, NOFOTA together with het Comite organize a workshop on arbitration at the VNAB knowledge and meeting center, Boompjes 251 in Rotterdam. This workshop is intended for current arbitrators at both arbitration institutes, but also for interested…

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Saybolt Nederland B.V. new member NOFOTA

Saybolt (laboratorium services), based in Botlek-Rotterdam, became a member of NOFOTA as per 15 July 2022. Saybolt has also requested to become a NOFOTA recognized laboratoium. The recognition procedure is going to start soonest.

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Very sad news

It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our colleague, friend and Vice President Remond van Dorland. Remond died on Wednesday 22 June at the age of 58. Our thoughts are with his wife and…

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New President GROFOR

Please be informed that, as from 12 may 2022, Mr. Björn Meyer is the new elected President of GROFOR. Mr. Meyer is Sales Lead at Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions Europe.

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FOSFA courses run parallel in September

FOSFA has decided to run the Introductory course and the Advanced course parallel from 4 – 9 September at the University of Greenwich in London. More information on the programme and on the registration can be found here.

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