Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, CERES Turkey, Turkey, 2009

Control body, CERES 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

Ceres is an international organic certification body with head office in Germany. It is active in Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America with local offices. CERES Turkey is one of them. CERES carries out inspections and certifications according to different governmental and private standards, such as EC 834/2007, USDA-NOP (USA), JAS (Japan). Additionally, CERES provides inspection services to several national and international private standards of farmers' associations or certification bodies (such as Demeter, Naturland and BIO SUISSE etc.). With Soil Association Certification CERES signed a "Contract for Symbol Programme Product Acceptance". Other certification schemes available are: C.A.F.E. Practices , GlobalGap, UTZ CERTIFIED, Bird Friendly Coffee.

Name of the authority/body

CERES Turkey

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2004

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 to EC 834/2007 and Turkish Organic Law.

Authority/body accredited by:

DAP Deutsches Akkredıtıerungssystem Prüfwesen (EC 834/2007)

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

No

Address

İnönü Cad., Yunus Emre Apt. No.705 Kat1/D1,  Poligon, TR-35290 İzmir, Turkey

Phone

+90 232 2472022

E-mail

ceres@ceres-cert.com.tr

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.ceres-cert.com/

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Ümit Çevik; Phone: +90 232 2472022

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/(4)

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, Demeter, Naturland, Soil Association

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

Turkish Organic Law, NOP, JAS

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

Germany,Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Spain.

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.

2162

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.

147 + 15 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.

2000

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

2.41

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

Of the 147 porcessors and others ther are 70 processors, 2 importers and 75 others

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

130000

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Inspection fee: 200 € /day for "field days" (includes time for report writing). Travel days payment is calculated as 50% of the daily fee. Certification fee: 500 € /office day

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

Inspection fee: 200 € /day for "field days" (includes time for report writing). Travel days payment is calculated as 50% of the daily fee. Certification fee: 500 € /office day

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

http://www.ceres-cert.com/portal/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&file=fileadmin/downloads/lists/Invoicing_and_payment_rules_315_01_07_08.pdf&t=1257500942&hash=7f8135a855696480ccb69f38e0069d5c

Comments on annual turnover and fees

Price offer is composed of the inspection fee plus the certification fee and is given as a lump sum.

Number of new operators in the country in 2008

600

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

200

Number of withdrawals of operator authorisations in the country in 2008

100

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

2008 was not 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:1892
Deposited By:Canan Abay
Deposited On:21 Aug 2009 12:16
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 15:29

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