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November 2018 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits.

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits:


OIA, November 5-9th & 15-16th to take place in Argentina. Schemes: ISO/IEC 17065, IFOAM, TE, GOTS, Natrue & EU Equivalent Programme.

Ecogruppo, November 5-7th to take place remotely. Scheme: Natrue.

PT BioCert Indonesia, November 12-19th to take place in Indonesia. Schemes: ISO/IEC 17065, COR & EU Equivalent Programme.

EcoControl, November 15th & 19-21st to take place remotely and in Germany. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 & Natrue.

Procert, November 20-23rd & 26th to take place in Canada. Schemes: ISO/IEC 17065 & COR.

Onecert, November 26th– December 1st to take place in India. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, TE, GOTS & EU Equivalent Programme.

NEPCon (previously known as RACert), November 29-30th to take place in USA. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.


The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site visits to increase accreditation transparency.

If you would like to comment on the performance of these CBs on issues relevant to their application, please contact the IOAS at

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics


Sustainable Agriculture


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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