Import with Bio Suisse


IMPORT WITH BIO SUISSE


CURRENT TOPICS AND NEWS

BIOSUISSE ORGANIC NEWSLETTER 1

AUGUST 2016 ENGLISH

BIOSUISSE ORGANIC ANIMAL FEED TO BE SOURCED EXCLUSIVELY FROM EUROPE STARTING IN 2019

Swiss animal feed imports from outside Europe will be phased out starting in 2017. As of 2019, all BIOSUISSE ORGANIC animal feed imports into Switzerland must originate in Europe, see
information notice 08/2016 English PDF 209 KB, Hungarian PDF 209 KB
press release 12/2015 PDF 210 KB

IMOSWISS AG TRANSFER PER 06/01/2016 THE CERTIFICATION OF BIOSUISSE ORGANIC OPERATIONS TO ICB AG

IMO AG and their affiliates will continue to offer the control according to Bio Suisse Standards.

TROPANE ALKALOIDS

In January 2015, we have informed the grain importers regarding the problem with tropane alkaloids.
FiBL has recently published a leaflet in German and English on this subject:
"Tropanalkaloide. Tropane alkaloids. Preventin contamination in organic cultures"

IMPORT MANUAL

  • Updated Import manual (version 09.02.2016):
    - for the Swiss Importers: available in German, French, Italian (see Downloads)

IMPORT WITH BIO-SUISSE: HOW DOES IT WORK?

At international level, Bio Suisse Standards differ in strictness. In order also imported "Bud" products and the import share of "Bud" products meet the severe Bio Suisse requirements, foreign farmers, processors and traders must comply with Bio Suisse Standards.

Responsibility for the implementation lies with:

STANDARDS & DIRECTIVES: BIO SUISSE - LABEL COMMISSION IMPORT (LCI)

Responsible for:
Standards & Directives (implementation of the Bio Suisse Standards abroad):

CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO BIO SUISSE STANDRADS: ICB AG, BIO.INSPECTA AG

1. International Certification Bio Suisse AG (ICB AG)
Subsidiary of Bio Suisse
Website: www.icbag.ch
Responsible for:
  • Certification of foreign organic operations according to Bio Suisse Standards
  • Cooperation with inspection bodies outside of Switzerland List ICB

2. bio.inspecta AG
Website: www.bio-inspecta.ch
Responsible for:
  • Inspection and certification of operations outside of Switzerland
  • Authorized inspection bodies with subcontract: control bodies listed


  • CONTROL OF THE FLOW OF GOODS & "BUD" AWARD: BIO SUISSE HEAD OFFICE - IMPORT DEPARTMENT

    Responsible for:
    • Control of the flow of goods & "Bud" award
    • Secretariat Label Commission Import (LCI)

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