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'

23 Sep

September 23, 2021

UCOGRAS Contact Dinner

Den Hof, Zelzate (BE)

4 Nov

November 4, 2021

FOSFA AGM and Annual Dinner


9 Nov

November 9, 2021

MVO Networking Event


25 NOV

November 25, 2021

GROFOR Annual Dinner


2 Dec

December 2, 2021

FOSFA Oils and Fats Dinner



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 planned on 17 September 2021

Last year we had to cancel our annual golf tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the meantime, golf has shown to be a very safe sports event, which has shown almost no restrictions in The Netherlands during the pandemic.…

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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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New NOFOTA Trading Rules

The revised Trading Rules will be in force as from the 1st of January 2021. Changes are the earlier announced addition of the United Kingdom in clauses 110 and 111. Besides some small textual changes further updates can be found…

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