LETIS S.A., Argentina – September 10th, 2020, IOAS suspended LETIS’s Global Organic Textile Standard and Textile Exchange accreditation for all countries and suspended accreditation and recommendations for a number of countries under the ISO/IEC17065 and EU schemes. Please see LETIS accreditation page for details of all accreditations and recommendations in full.
LETIS has been invited to take corrective actions to lift the suspension.
Whilst the suspensions are in effect LETIS is not permitted to accept new applications or extend the scope of certificates but is required to maintain surveillance on existing certificate holders.
LETIS operators in possession of a valid certificate under these schemes prior to the suspensions continue to be recognized as accredited certifications and may continue to trade product under accredited certificates and, where relevant to the scheme, the CB may issue transaction certificates unless the scheme owner determines otherwise. No certificates may be issued by the certification body to new applicants or extensions of scope permitted to existing operators whilst it remains suspended.
Any operations, certification bodies and authorities that relied on these accreditations are asked to take note.