Organic Rules and Certification

Control body, SGS Austria Controll-Co, Austria, 2009

Control body, SGS Austria Controll-Co, Austria, 2009. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body


Level of operation


The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

While SGS is an international company, SGS Austria is only in charge of organic certifications in Austria. SGS offers a wide range of quality / safety management systems and product certification services. One of these services is organic certification and SGS is approved in all Austrian federal states.

Name of the authority/body

SGS Austria Controll-Co. GesmbH

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


Accredited according to

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

Comments on accreditation

Accredited according to ISO65 with scope EC 834/2007 and the Austrian Codex Alimentarius.

Authority/body accredited by:

Austrian Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth (EC 834/2007 + Austrian Codex)

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



Diefenbachgasse 35, A-1150 Wien, Austria


+43 (0)1 512 25 67 154


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Johannes Niedermayer; phone +43 (0)1-5125 25 67 - 32 ; e-mail:

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)]

2 / (4)

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

EC 834/2007, Austrian Codex Alimentarius Chapter A8

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

Bio Austria, AMA Bio Seal, Demeter, Erde & Saat

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

Through the SGS group, also USDA NOP certification and JAS Japanese organic certification is offered.

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

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

Several other SGS offices in Europe do organic certification.

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

Basic fee: 88 €; Variable fees: arable land: 5.90 €/ha; grass land: 5.20 €/ha; extensive grass land: 2.50 €/ha; Perennial cultures and special cultures: 11.60 €/ha. However, max. 554 € per farm for annual control. Control according to private standards: 17 €/ standard.

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

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Austria
Operators:All types of operators
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2029
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:13 Aug 2010 16:59
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 15:16

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