The Task Force TRACES, called after the TRACES project for electronic certificates of import, was created in March 2015. Its aim is to follow on this initiative by the European Commission to ensure that the needs of control bodies and authorities are take into account in the final system.
Exchange experiences and lessons learned among EOCC members in relation to the application of risk assessment in the different EU member states.
Elaborate a corresponding report containing recommendations for more effective and more harmonised application of intelligence and development of available capacities at the level of EOCC members.
Provide for a background information which serves as a solid basis for EOCC involvement in policy work in relation to risk assessment in the organic sector in the EU.
The TF TRACES is chaired by Antoine Faure.
Antoine Faure joined the Ecocert Group in 2001 and has over 14 years of experience in conformity assessment in the organic agriculture sector. With a Master degree in Agriculture (Engineer), he currently works as Senior Adviser in the area of certification systems for organic operators, control bodies and competent authorities (national systems for approving control bodies). Antoine has also developed a specific expertise in the interpretation of regulations and norms. As Ecocert Group representative, he works internationally in relation with several institutions or competent authorities including the European Commission. Since 2006, he is member of the French Organic agriculture committee, of the Organic regulation national commission and of the Certifier agreement committee. Antoine is involved in EOCC since many year, in particular as the co-ordinator of our Working Group Imports and our Task Force TRACES.