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 (NOFOTA Trading Rules latest version (as from 1 July 2019). Moreover it provides a mechanism for the settlement of disputes by its arbitration institute.



JUNE 11-12, 2020

FEDIOL General Assembly

Venue: Brussels


SEPTEMBER 6-11 2020


Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London


SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

UCOGRAS Annual Dinner

Venue: Den Hof B, Zelzate BE


NOVEMBER 5, 2020

FOSFA AGM & Annual Dinner

Venue: Battersea Parc, London


NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association Annual Dinner

venue: WTC Building, Rotterdam


NOVEMBER 26, 2020

GROFOR Annual Dinner

Venue: Grand Elysee Hotel, Hamburg

During the Annual Dinner in the Hulstkamp Building on 18 April 2019 NOFOTA received the ‘Royal’ designation by hands of the Commissioner of the King Jaap Smit and the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb. With the designation NOFOTA also launched her new logo and website.


Update NOFOTA arbitration service during COVID-19

In the context of COVID-19, the NOFOTA Secretariat follows the guidelines of the WHO, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (in Dutch: RIVM) and the national government. The NOFOTA Secretariat remains operational and will work ‘remote’ in…

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Annual golf tournament cancelled

The Annual golf tournament, this year planned to be played on 15 June at the golfclub De Batouwe is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. It will be postponed to May/June 2021. A date will be fixed early 2021. Members…

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CANCELLATION of the Dinner and AGM on 23 April 2020

We regret to inform you that the Annual Dinner and Annual General Meeting on 23 April 2020 are cancelled due to the Corona (Covid-19) virus outbreak in Europe. We informed you in our previous message that NOFOTA acts in accordance…

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Corona virus

We have received various questions regarding the NOFOTA Annual Dinner event on 23 April 2020 in Rotterdam, in relation to the Corona virus (Covid-19). The NOFOTA Council pays close attention to the developments in the Netherlands and in Europe and…

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NOFOTA and ‘Het Comite’ New Years Party

On Thursday 9 January the Royal Dutch Grain Trade Association and NOFOTA held their joint New Year’s Party in Stadsbrouwerij Thoms. This was the first time that both Royal associations organized this reception together. With about 140 participants there was…

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