Inspection and certification of operations outside Switzerland

For an operation outside Switzerland to receive certification in accordance with Bio Suisse Standards (Bio Suisse Organic operations), it must already be in possession of a valid certification under EU Regulation 2018/848 or equivalent and must also comply with Bio Suisse Standards.

Application for certification

The application to be certified as a Bio Suisse Organic operation is usually carried out by a Swiss importer who is a Bio Suisse licensee. This is the ideal basis for enabling a Bio Suisse Organic operation product to be marketed within Switzerland under the Bud label.

Responsible entities

  • For Bio Suisse inspections of operations outside Switzerland: Organic inspection body for the operation
  • Certification in accordance with Bio Suisse Standards for operations outside Switzerland: Swiss certification bodies

Swiss certification bodies

ICB AG (International Certification Bio Suisse AG)
Bio Suisse subsidiary

  • Certification of operations outside Switzerland in accordance with Bio Suisse Standards
  • Collaboration with inspection bodies outside Switzerland: List of inspection bodies
  • ICB AG works in collaboration with regional and international inspection bodies. Approved inspection bodies

bio.inspecta AG

  • Inspection and certification of operations outside Switzerland

bio.inspecta only certifies operations which it has inspected itself or which have been inspected by a (Bio Suisse) approved and subcontracted inspection body. Consult the list

In order for a product to be awarded the Bud label, the entire supply chain must be certified in accordance with Bio Suisse Standards.

Operations outside Switzerland that have been certified according to Bio Suisse Standards may use the “Bio Suisse Organic” designation and logo. Products intended for export to Switzerland must be labelled accordingly on containers, delivery notes and invoices. Containers for export must be labelled with the logo.

Please note: Within Switzerland and when exporting from Switzerland, “Bio Suisse Organic” (as a designation and logo) may not be used.

Overview of the necessary certification by type of company, Appendix to Part V, Article 3.1.6

 

  • bio.inspecta Ltd., Turkey
  • Austria Bio Garantie GmbH, Austria
  • bio.inspecta shpk, Albania/Kosovo
  • Bio Garancia Kft., Hungary
  • Biosun, Iran
  • S.C. Ecoinspect S.R.L., Romania

Note on initial certification

The certification application for an operation outside Switzerland is usually carried out by a Swiss importer who is a Bio Suisse licensee. This is the ideal basis for enabling a Bio Suisse Organic operation product to be marketed within Switzerland under the Bud label.

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