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October 2019 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits.

It is the IOAS intention to make the following surveillance and evaluation visits:

ICEA, October 1-3rd, 7-10th and 21-25th to take place in Mexico remotely and Italy . Schemes: COSMOS, EU, GOTS, ISO/IEC 17065 & TE.

CCPB, October 1-2nd and October 17-18th to take place remotely and in Italy. Schemes: COR, NATRUE, GOTS & TE.

Ecogruppo, October 2nd, 7th and October 10-11th to take place remotely and in Italy. Scheme: NATRUE.

ACT, October 7-11th to take place in Thailand. Schemes: EU, COR, IFOAM & ISO/IEC 17065.

SACL, October 10th to take place in UK. Scheme: COR

LETIS, October 10-11th to take place in Canada. Scheme: COR

Nepcon, October 14-15th to take place in USA. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.

Biocert Indonesia, October 14-17th to take place in Indonesia. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.

BAC, October 16-17th to take place in Italy. Scheme: COR.

OFDC, October 21-25th to take place in China. Schemes: EU, IFOAM, ISO/IEC 17065 & COR.

HKORC, October 28-30th to take place in Hongkong. Schemes: IFOAM, 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 evaluation, please contact the IOAS at

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU


GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic & Natural Cosmetics


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation


ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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