On December 19, 2023, IOAS suspended AfriCert Ltd.’s ISO/IEC 17065 (EU Equivalence) accreditation and terminated application for Regulation (EU) 2018/848.
AfriCert Ltd. has been invited to take corrective action to enable the suspensions to be lifted.
While the suspensions are in effect, they are not permitted to accept new applications, no certificates may be issued to new applications that are in progress, and no extensions of scope may be issued to existing operators.
AfriCert Ltd.’s accreditation under ISO/IEC 17065 GlobalG.A.P. remains unaffected.
Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that rely on this accreditation are asked to take note.