Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Instituto de Ecomercado, (IMO), Spain, 2009

Control body, Instituto de Ecomercado, (IMO), Spain, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Other (etc.) (Imo logo)

Type of authority/body


Level of operation


The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

The CB works at an international level with the main office based in Switzerland. There is alocal branch office in Spain. Other certification schemes offered by IMO in general: Natural Textile (IVN), Forestry & Timber Products (FSC), Timber Products (PEFC), Egg Identification (KAT), GlobalGAP, UTZ, GOTS, Organic Exchange Standards, IVN Natural Textile Best, IVN Natural Leather , MSC COC, MSC Fisheries, AquaGAP,IMO Social & Fair Trade Programme , FairWild (ISSC-MAP), NaTrue, Unser Land Label of Origin, Max Havelaar.

Name of the authority/body

Instituto de Ecomercado (IMO)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2004, (1990 in general)

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


Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

accredited according to EN 45011 by Swiss accreditor

Authority/body accredited by:

SAS (EC 834/2007)

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



C/ Toribi Duránt 3 (Passatge 2), ES-17486 Castelló d'Empúries, Girona, Spain


+34 (0) 972158094


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Marga Roldán Cobo

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


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 / (7)

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

EC 834/2007, Biosuisse, Swiss bio Ordinance

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

Naturland, Demeter, KRAV, Soil Association, Manor (private swiss standard), Mbio (private swiss standard), AB

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

The CB inspects and certifies organic production only in the specific region of Aragón.

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

NOP, JAS, NPOP, Turkish Organic Programme.

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

the CB has a wide international activity with offices, local inspectors or agreements with local cbs in different countries:Bolivia, India, Brazil, Chile, China, Caribe, Turkey, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ecuadro, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Togo, South Africa, Iran, Peru,Russia, Mexico

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

Spain, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy.

Comments on annual turnover and fees

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

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:1865
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:27 May 2010 16:27
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 15:07

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