The Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) is self-governing with strict member criteria.Products can be part of the Fair Trade Federation yet not be part of the fair trade certification labeling process.
Each group is a self-governing body that attempts to promote and cultivate scholarship, leadership, and/or service among its members.
That system recognized the municeps as at once a citizen of a self-governing city community, and a member of the city of Rome, his dual capacity being illustrated by his right of voting both in the election of Roman magistrates and in the election of magistrates for his own town.
The masters were compelled to insure themselves against the payments for which they might become liable, and for this purpose had to form trades associations, self-governing societies, which in each district included all the masters for each particular trade.
Several of them, especially Mainz,Worms and Spires, had received The cities valuable rights from the kings and other lords; they were becoming self-governing and to some extent independent communities and an important and growing element in the state.