Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, IMO, Italy, 2009

Control body, IMO, Italy, 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

IMO works at an international level.The main office is based in Switzerland, while ther is a local branch office in Italy. 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 & FairTrade Programme, FairWild (ISSC-MAP), NaTrue, Unser Land Label of Origin, Max Havelaar.

Name of the authority/body

IMO Gmbh

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2004 in Italy, 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 for EN 45011 by Swiss accreditor

Authority/body accredited by:

Schweizerische Akkreditierungsstelle SAS (EC 834/2007?)

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



Obere Laube 51-53, DE-78462 Konstanz, Germany


+49 (0) 7531-813010


Links to authority/body web page and further information

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 suisse standard), Mbio ( private suisse standars), Ab

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

IMO has only inspection and certification activity for organic agriculture in the specific province of Bozen in Italy.

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.

IMO has a wide international activity with offices, local inspectors or agreements with local certification bodies 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

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


Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Italy
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:1904
Deposited By:Samanta Rosi Bellière
Deposited On:22 Sep 2009 16:30
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 15:06

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