Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, ABCERT, Germany, 2009

Control body, ABCERT, Germany, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

Full text not available from this repository.


Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

International

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Name of the authority/body

ABCERT AG

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1992

EU control code according to O.J. 2009/C 72/04

DE-006-Öko-Kontrollstelle

Accredited according to

ISO 65/EN 45011 with scope: EC 834/2007

Authority/body accredited by:

DAP - Deutsches Akkreditierungssystem Prüfwesen GmbH (EC 834/2007)

Is the authority/body a standards owner. If "no", then fill in the contact details below

No

Address

Martinstraße 42-44, DE-73728 Esslingen, Germany

Phone

+49- (0)711 35 17 92-0

E-mail

info@abcert.de

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.abcert.de

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Thomas Damm (Head of CB); Phone: +49 (711) 351792-117; e-mail: thomas.damm@abcert.de

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?

No

Number of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) according to which the control authority/body offers certification and/or inspection in the country [standard certified / (standard inspected)]

12 / (1)

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which certification (and inspection) is offered in the country.

EC 834/2007, Bio-Hotels, Biokreis, Bioland, Biopark, Bio-Suisse, Demeter, Die Biohennen, Ecoland, Ecovin, GÄA, Naturland

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which only inspection is offered in the country.

Soil Association

Titles of non-European standards for which certification and inspection is offered in the country.

National Organic Program (NOP)- USA

Brief overview of certification and inspection activities outside Europe (incl. organic standards, for which certification and/or inspection is offered) if relevant.

The Cb also offers certification cervices via offices in Russia and Ukraine

Names of other European countries (than the country concerned), where the control authority/body is operating

ABCERT AG offers certification services also via offices in the Czech Republic, Serbia and Italy (esp. South Tirol).

Total number of operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to the EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

6130

Number of organic processors and other operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

1684

Number of organic farmers in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

4801

Comments on operators certified and/or inspected and on work force in full time years

Besides the 4801 farmers 1616 processors, 38 importers and 30 other operators were controlled in 2008.

Annual turnover [in €] from organic certification and/or inspection in the country

3500000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Control fees for farmers are based on the type of production and the area farmed. ABCERT distinguishes between six fee classes for farms. The minimum control fee (lump sum) for farmers is 195 € and the maximum is 440 € per year. The lump sum includes a specified amount of inspection time. If this time is exceeded, further time is charged with 65 € per hour based on quarter hours (at 16,25 €). All prices are excl. VAT.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Control fees for processors are structured into a lump sum based on the type of production and the time spent for controlling. The minimum fee is 160 € and the maximum fee is 260 € per year. Time spent for inspection and certifiation is charged with 65 € per hour. All prices are excl. VAT

Certification fees and inspection fees for other operators in the country, please specify "other"

-

Links to price lists for certification and inspection services if publicly available

http://www.abcert.de/fileadmin/Deutsche_Dateien/Dokumente_und_Formulare/Neu_Formulare_2009/Leistungsverzeichnis_LW_Sued.pdf, http://www.abcert.de/fileadmin/Deutsche_Dateien/Dokumente_und_Formulare/Neu_Formulare_2009/Leistungsverzeichnis_LW_Nord.pdf, http://www.abcert.de/fileadmin/Deutsche_Dateien/Dokumente_und_Formulare/Neu_Formulare_2009/Leistungsverzeichnis_VA_01.pdf

Comments on annual turnover and fees

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

1020

Number of operators in the country, which have left in 2008

336

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

0

Comments on gain and loss of customers in 2008 and withdrawal of authorisations in the country

It was an above average year as concerns new clients.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Germany
Operators:Farm suppliers (feed + fertilizers etc.)
Processors
Importers
Catering and restaurants
Packing departments
Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1715
Deposited By:Alexander Zorn
Deposited On:20 Aug 2009 15:23
Last Modified:16 Sep 2010 22:41

Archive Staff Only: edit this record