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Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Ltd accreditation for ISO/IEC 17065 (aquaculture) and IFOAM (aquaculture) suspended.

On February 24, 2023, IOAS suspended the accreditation of Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification Ltd (HKORC) for ISO/IEC 17065 (aquaculture) and IFOAM (aquaculture), following an unsuccessful appeal.

HKORC has been invited to take corrective actions to enable the suspension 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.

Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that rely on this accreditation are asked to take note.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU


GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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