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The IOAS commences peer review process with PAC.

Published 22 October, 2014

As a full member of PAC (Pacific Accreditation Cooperation – a regional group of the IAF representing the interests of Asia-Pacific economies nationally, regionally and internationally in the area of certification / registration body accreditation and related activities, in support of APEC, IAF and WTO/TBT aims and objectives) we have commenced the peer review process […]

November 2014 IOAS Surveillance and Evaluation visits:

Published 22 October, 2014

Evaluation visits: BioCert Indonesia: 3-9 November, Indonesia, ISO17065, EU & COR. OFDC: 3-12 November, China , ISO17065, EU, COR and IFOAM. Surveillance visits: BAC: 19-21 November, IFOAM & GOTS. ICEA: 18 November, EU. IBD: 13&14 November, Foreign visit China, EU.   The IOAS publicise these assessment and surveillance site visits to increase accreditation transparency. Interested […]

IOAS & CFIA audits compliance with COR

Published 20 October, 2014

The IOAS recently underwent a full assessment for compliance with CFIA requirements in relation to the Canada Organic Regime. The next planned assessment is a witness audit to be conducted in October 2014 as part of the reassessment process.

Application from EcoControl GMBH.

Published 14 October, 2014

EcoControl GMBH of Germany is currently undergoing IOAS assessment for the Natrue scheme. If you would like to comment on the performance of this CB on issues relevant to their application, please contact the IOAS at