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.



September 17, 2021

Annual Golf Tournament

Golf Club 'De Batouwe', Zoelen

23 Sep

September 23, 2021

UCOGRAS Contact Dinner

Den Hof, Zelzate (BE)

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 Area

22 Jan

January 13, 2022

Joint NOFOTA, Het Comite New Years reception

Wereld Museum, Rotterdam


Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament will be held on Friday 17 September at golf course ‘De Batouwe’. Nearly 25 people have already registered. There are still a few places available. Please contact the Secretariat of NOFOTA.

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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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Golf Tournament 17 September 2021

For this years’ event we have selected Golfcentrum ‘De Batouwe’ in Zoelen. In the heart of the Netherlands, in the center of the ‘Betuwe’, close to the city Tiel and part of the village ‘Zoelen’ the beautiful 27-holes golf course…

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NOFOTA elects new President Mr. Jan Aalberts

During the Annual General Meeting that was held online on 22 April 2021 Mr. Jan Aalberts (Royal Smilde) was elected new President. Annemarie Keemink (ADM) handed over the proverbial hammer to Jan Aalberts. During his speech, the President refers to…

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Last Thursday, the webinar ‘organic raw materials; developments and challenges’, under guidance of Bernd van de Meulen (food legal consultant), a number of interesting speakers were willing to share their views on the future of organic production. Bavo van den…

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