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Organic Standard

Services

Inspection and certification services in Ukraine (Standard Equivalent to Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) 889/2008) Survey services for operators relating to export markets.

Company profile

Organic Standard was founded in 2007, to become the first Ukrainian inspection and certification body for organic production. Thanks to support from the Swiss-Ukrainian project “Organic Certification and Market Development in Ukraine”, Organic Standard has become an internationally recognized inspection and certification body. Its high level of professionalism is confirmed by the accreditation of IOAS against Standards ISO Guide 65 since 2009. Up to now, it is the only Ukrainian organic certification body that is approved by the EU and Switzerland (code UA-BIO-108).

The IOAS was founded by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements <http://www.ifoam.org/> in 1997, a non-profit organisation founded in 1972 and committed to the world-wide adoption of organic agriculture. The IOAS was established to further develop a programme of accreditation (IFOAM accreditation) to build trust between certification bodies working in organic agriculture and help build production and the market across the world. The current size of the international organic market is partly due to that work.

The IOAS works as an assessment body and provides a recommendation on equivalence to the Organic Unit of Directorate General AGRICULTURE of the European Commission. A decision on CB equivalence is made by the Standing Committee on Organic Farming. Indication in this listing (not as applicant) means that the CB name has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union as an amendment to Annex 4 of regulation (EC) 1235/2008.