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IOAS seeking to recruit New Client Manager

Published 3 March, 2017

IOAS is seeking a Client Manager/Evaluator to join its team   The IOAS is a non-profit organisation based in North Dakota, USA with offices also in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. We work solely in the field of assessment of bodies engaged in inspection and certification of organic and sustainable agriculture, […]

March 2017 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits

Published 1 March, 2017

It is the IOAS intention to make the following visits: LETIS S.A. March 3rd, India. Schemes: GOTS & TE. Etko Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Organizasyonu Ltd. Sti (ETKO) March 4th, India. Schemes: GOTS & TE. Control Union Gozetim Ve Belgelendirme Ltd. Sti. (CUGB) March 17-21st, Turkey. Scheme ISO17065, GOTS & TE. Istituto per la Certificazione Etica […]

New accreditation application accepted for OFC

Published 24 February, 2017

The Organic Food Chain Pty Ltd. (OFC) of Australia has recently applied to the IOAS for accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17065. The IOAS publicise these applications to increase accreditation transparency. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues relevant to their application, please contact the IOAS at

IOAS official notice on retroactive conversion

Published 12 February, 2017

February 13, 2016 The IOAS has released an official interpretation of the requirements for retroactive conversion under (EC) 834/2007 as applied under equivalence in third countries. This is the result of considerable consultation within the IOAS Accreditation Committee and staff as well as several outside entities and is issued to bring clarity and a harmonised […]