On 19th November 2020 the IOAS took the decision to suspend Company of Organic Agriculture in Palestine (COAP)’s ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation and EU recommendation for accreditation. On January 13th, 2021 the decision was upheld against an unsuccessful appeal.
COAP has been invited to take corrective actions to enable IOAS to lift the suspension. Whilst the suspension is in effect COAP is not permitted to accept new applications or extend the scope of certificates but is required to maintain surveillance on existing certificate holders.
Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on these accreditations are asked to take note.