Organic Rules and Certification

Control authority, Comité Aragonés de Agricultura Ecológica (CAAE), Spain, 2009

Control authority, Comité Aragonés de Agricultura Ecológica (CAAE), Spain, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

Level of operation

Regional

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Name of the authority/body

Comité Aragones de Agricultura Ecológica(CAAE) (Committee for organic agriculture in the region of Aragon)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1995

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

ES-AR-AE

Comments on accreditation

Public authorities do not need to be accredited according to ISO65/EN 45011

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

No

Address

Edificio Centrorigen N° 1, Ctra. Cogullada 65, Mercazaragoza, ES-50014 Zaragoza, Spain

Phone

+34 976 475 778

E-mail

caaearagon@caaearagon.com

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.caaearagon.com

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)]

1

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

EC 834/2007

Comments on the system for certification and/or inspection in the country

The Control Authority inspects and certifies organic production only in the region of Aragon.

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.

863

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.

117

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.

746

Number of employees (full-time, part time and free lance) in "full time years" involved in organic certification and/or inspection in the country

12

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Basic fee: 167 € + variable fee depending on the number of ha, type of crop, number of animals and type of animals (from 0,14 €/ha or animal to 9,72 €/ha or animal).

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Registration and annual renewal: Basic fee of 38.60 € + variable fee depending on the number of processing lines and whether the operator has 100% organic or mixed processing. The minimum variable fee is 62 €. Control: Basic fee of 58 € + variable fee depending on the number of processing lines and whether the operator has 100% organic or mixed processing. The minimum variable fee is 93 €.

Comments on annual turnover and fees

No publicly available information on certification fees on the web site.

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

32

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

52

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

6

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Spain
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1792
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 13:01
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:16

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