Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, Ekolojik Tarım Kontrol Organizasyonu (ETKO), Turkey, 2009

Control body, Ekolojik Tarım Kontrol Organizasyonu (ETKO), Turkey, 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

Besides organic sertification, various other types of certifications are offered, such as Global Organic Textile Standards, Organic Exchange Standards and GLOBALGAP

Name of the authority/body

Ekolojik Tarım Kontrol Organizasyonu (ETKO)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1996

Accredited according to

Combinations of above or ISO65 accreditation with scope: “Other organic standards”

Comments on accreditation

Accredited according to EC 834/2007 and Turkish Organic Law (TOR), Organic Exchange, NOP (USA) and COR.(Cananda)

Authority/body accredited by:

IOAS (EC 834/2007, TOR, NOP, COR)

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

No

Address

Merkez ofis 160, Sokak No. 13/7, TR-35040 Bornova/İzmir Turkey

Phone

+90 232 3397606

E-mail

info@etko.org

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.etko.org/Default.aspx

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/ (1)

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

EC 834/2007

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

BioSuisse

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

Turkish Organic Law, NOP (USA), COR (Canada)

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

Serbia, Ukraine, Russia

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.

128

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.

37 processors (+ 37 exporters)

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.

1600 (91 groups of farmers)

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

1

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

142860

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

240 €/day, the cost varies with the size of the farm /groups of farms.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

480 €/day, the cost changes according to the size of the enterprise.

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

480 €/day

Comments on annual turnover and fees

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

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

20

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

20

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

3

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

2008 was an average year.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Turkey
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1888
Deposited By:Canan Abay
Deposited On:20 Aug 2009 11:17
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 15:32

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