Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, IMO Turkey, Turkey, 2009

Control body, IMO Turkey, 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

IMO is an international organic certification body, which is active in over 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America with local offices in 37 countries. The head office is in Switzerland. The independent office in Germany is responsible for inspection and certifications in Germany as well as Turkey. In addition to organic certification, various other certification schemes are offered such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Global Organic Textiles Standard, IMO fair for Life Social & Fairtrade Certification.

Name of the authority/body

Institute for Marketecology (IMO)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

1990

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

N/A

Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Accredited according Swiss Organic Regulation, EC 834/2007 and various private standards by SAS. Also accredited by USDA (NOP) and MAFF (JAS)

Authority/body accredited by:

Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) EC 834/2007) ?

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

No

Address

225 Sokak, Dündar Apt. No. 29 Kat. 7 Daire. 7, 35040 Bornova/İzmir, Turkey

Phone

+90 232 3474705

E-mail

imotr@imo-control.org

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.imo.ch/tk_about_us_tr,26005,24999.html

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Nurhayat Bayturan; Phone: +90 232 3477102

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)]

2 / (3)

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

AB (France), Swiss Organic Farming Ordinance

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

Demeter, Bio Suisse, Naturland

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

Turkish Organic Law, National Organic Programme (NOP) Japanese Agricultural System (JAS) QAAC (Quebec)

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

Germany, Switzerland

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.

2258

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.

32 processors and 24 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.

2202

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

3.92

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

260000 of which 26 % for control according to TR Law

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

260 €/day for inspection, 160 € day for certification.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

260 €/day for inspection, 160 € day for certification.

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

13

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

1

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

0

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:1891
Deposited By:Canan Abay
Deposited On:21 Aug 2009 11:41
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 15:37

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