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TE announce the release of the revised versions of the Content Claim Standard and the Organic Content Standard

January 12, 2016

Textile Exchange have announced the release of Content Claim Standard (CCS) 2.0 and Organic Content Standard (OCS) 2.0.

Certification Bodies will have until 1st January, 2017 to move to these standards.

The CCS is used as the chain of custody requirements for all TE standards, and therefore, changes in CCS 2.0 will affect all of their standards.

Key Changes in the CCS:
• Exemptions for Post-Production Certification
• Contract warehouses only performing logistics functions are no longer subject to On-Site Audits

Key Changes in the OCS:
• Recognition of IFOAM Family of Standards
• Cotton gins and any other post-harvest processing must be certified to the OCS or GOTS
• Inclusion of GMO testing (Manual Guidance)
• Labeling language and logo requirements have been moved to the new OCS Logo Use and Claims Guide

Full details on the standards are available from the Textile Exchange website.