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 2023). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



September 3-8, 2023

FOSFA Trade Courses

University of Greenwich, London


September 21, 2023

UCOGRAS Annual Contact Dinner

Domein Martinus, Halle-Zoersel (BE)


September 26, 2023

Seminar NOFOTA Trading Rules

VNAB building, Boompjes, Rotterdam


November 9, 2023

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner

Hilton, Geneva


November 23, 2023

GROFOR Annual Dinner

Hotel Grand Elysee, Hamburg


November 30, 2023

Het Comite Annual Dinner

WTC Building, Rotterdam


December 6, 2023

FOSFA Oils & Fats Dinner

Tallow Chandlers Hall, London


BA Tankternminal BV new member of NOFOTA

As per 1 August 2023 BA Tankterminal in Katwijk (Noord Brabant) became a member of the association. As an independent tank storage company, BA Tankterminal facilitates the storage and transshipment of liquid feed & food products, vegetable oils, fertilizers and…

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CARE-Naturkost GmbH & Co. KG new member of NOFOTA

CARE has become a meber since the 1st of July 2023. CARE Naturkost specialises in the worldwide trade of raw materials from controlled organic cultivation, such as Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sheabutter and Cacao.

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EuroAmerica Group SA new member of NOFOTA

The surveying company EuroAmerica Group SA (EAG Surveyors) in Buenos Aires has become a meber of the association as per the 1st of July 2023. For more information about the company you can consult their website.

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NOFOTA seminar on Trading Rules on Tuesday 26 September 2023

Lectures are given by experts in the trade and legal professionals and supported by case studies.People who attend this seminar will learn about the do’s and don’ts of contracting, the execution of a contract and the differences between a paper…

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FOSFA Introductory & Advanced Courses, September 2023

Following the success of last year, the Introductory and Advanced Trade Education courses are being held in parallel again from 3 – 8 September. There are still limited spaces available. For more information please find attached and/or contact the FOSFA…

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