Becoming member of EOCC is a great opportunity to benefit from:
Be represented at EU-level towards European institutions and within several experts’ working parties
The opportunity to take part in working groups and task forces tackling issues relevant for organic control and certification activities.
The common tools and methodologies developed by working bodies, such as residues guidelines, pesticide factsheets, risk-assessment tools.
Regular information about regulatory developments and important initiatives for the sector.
Access to our extranet with useful pieces of legislation, fraudulent certificates (or should it be public?), and the possibility to exchange on specific cases via fora, such as technical issues or international fraud cases.
A collaborative network of control bodies and authorities around the world.
Membership is open to private or public organisations active in the field of control or certification related to organic agriculture as laid down in the European organic legislation which fulfill following criteria:
For EU-based control bodies: the recognition by the competent authority in the country of registration.
For non EU-based control bodies: the approval by the European Commission or by an EU- Member State who granted an import authorization.
For public control authorities: the recognition by the competent authority in the country of registration.
For association of control bodies and/or authorities: no additional requirements.
Annual fees 2016:
|nr||Category full members, turnover (million €)*||Fee 2016|
|2||≥ 0,2 < 1||1173|
|3||≥ 1 and <2||2040|
|4||≥ 2 and <3,5||3060|
|5||≥ 3,5 and < 5||3876|
*organic food certification (EU/USDA/JAS/etc), turnover related to cosmetics, textile excluded
Joint and adherent members: 825 €