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.



June 24, 2022

NOFOTA Golf Tournament

Golf course Wilnis


June 29, 2022

Seminar on Trading Rules

VNAB knowledge and meeting center, Rotterdam


July 7, 2022


Het Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam


September 4-9, 2022

FOSFA Introductory Course and Advanced Course

University of Greenwich, London

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


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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Het Comité and NOFOTA organising a Midsummer Trade Reception

NOFOTA members and Het Comité members are invited to joint the Midsummer Trade Reception on Thursday July 7th 2022 in the beautiful Ballroom of the Wereldmuseum, Willemskade 25 in Rotterdam.This reception has an extra festive touch in connection with the…

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NOFOTA Seminar on Trading Rules on 29 June 2022

There are still some places available for the seminar on Trading Rules on 29 June at the VNAB Building in the centre of Rotterdam. Experts from the trade and legal experts will educate you on the terms and conditions of…

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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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