Certification Body (CB)

Certification Bodies are organizations accredited to certify products or processing. The certification covers the boundary of what the producer can produce (i.e. Scope Certificates) and the product flows (i.e. Transaction Certificates) within the scope. Certification Bodies can be accredited by a standard (e.g. for organic cotton, EU-Reg or NOP) required by the country of destination, or the standard required by the national government body of the country of production (i.e. APEDA in India). Certification Bodies can operate exclusively in its home country (e.g. Texas Department of Agriculture) or, more commonly, in multiple countries (e.g. Control Union and EcoCert).