Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione (IMC), Italy, 2009

Control body, Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione (IMC), Italy, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Private

Level of operation

International

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

Other certification schemes offered: PDO, PGI, STG, ISO 22005, GLOBALGAP, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, IPM( AGRIQUALITA')

Name of the authority/body

Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione - IMC

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1996

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

IT-IMC

Accredited according to

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

Authority/body accredited by:

Sincert (EC 834/2007), IOAS (Ifoam)

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

No

Address

Via Pisacane 32, IT-60019 Senigallia (AN), Italy

Phone

+39-0717930179

E-mail

imcert@imcert.it

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.imcert.it

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Davide Pierleoni; phone: +390717930179; e-mail: d.pierleoni@imcert.it

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

Yes

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)]

3 / (2)

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

EC 834/2007, IFOAM accredited, Garanzia AMAB (Italian standard)

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

Demeter, Garanzia AIAB (Italian standard)

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

NOP (USA), JAS (Japan), COR (Canada)

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

IMC has offices in countries outside Europe: Turkey, Egypt, Tunesia, Lebanon and Marocco

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.

4275

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.

314

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.

3961

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

Data on operators and turnover are from 2008. The 3961 farmers includes farmers who are also processors. The number of processors is 298 and the number of other operators (importers) is 16.

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

1800000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Fixed fee: 195 €/year Variable fee: from 10 to 48 €/ha depending on the type of crops.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

0.05 to 0.4% of the annual organic turnover. However, the minimum annual fee is 400 €.

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

http://lnx.imcert.it/imcert/documents/AB_IT_DB.04_rv06_it.pdf

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

310

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

521

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

3

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Italy
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1769
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009 08:52
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 14:30

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