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September 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits:

CCPB SRL – September 4-7th, Italy . Scheme: IFOAM, COR, GOTS, TE & Natrue.

Quality Assurance International  (QIA) – Sept 6th, Canada. Scheme: COR.

International Certification Services, Inc. (ICS) – Sept 6th, Canada. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 & COR.

Oregon Tilth Certified Organic Ltd (OTCO Tilth) – Sept 7th & 20th, Canada &USA. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, COR & GOTS.

Organic Crop Improvement Association International  (OCIA) – Sept 8th, Canada. Scheme: COR.

Canadian Seed Institute dba Centre for Systems Integration (CSI) – Sept 18 -22nd, Canada. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 & COR.

BIOAGRICERT Srl (BAC) – Sept 18-22nd, Italy. Scheme: IFOAM, GOTS, COSMOS & Natrue.

Argencert – Sept 18-22nd, Argentina. Scheme: IFOAM.

Global Organic Alliance (GOA)- Sept 18-22nd, USA & Canada. Scheme: COR.

Soil Association Certification Ltd. (SACL)- Sept 245-27th, Iran. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065, EU-equivalence & COR.

A Greener World (AGW) – Sept 25-26th, USA. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065.

Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd – Sept 25-29th, Canada. Scheme: ISO/IEC 17065 & COR.

Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA) – Sept 25-28th, Argentina and Paraguay. Scheme: IFOAM, COR, EU, TE, ISO/IEC 17065 & Natrue.


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


Organic Cosmetics


Sustainable Agriculture

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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