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Transition to ISO Guide 17065

January 20, 2014

Many IOAS accredited CBs are underway on their transition to ISO Guide 17065 with full compliance due under most schemes by September 15, 2015. All new applications are being assessed against ISO Guide 17065. Textile Exchange accredited CBs must fully comply with the new guide by January 1, 2015. All Canada Organic Regime CBs are being assessed against both ISO Guide 65 and 17065 with noncompliances from 17065 being raised as deferred non-compliances. For all other CBs, IOAS is allowing reassessment against both guides or 17065 alone. For those CBs not scheduled for full reassessment before mid September 2015, the IOAS will perform a gap analysis assessment during 2014.