Important information 2021

Dear clients,

as always we send you important information for the start of the new inspection and certification season 2021.

Reminder for submission of the annual plan 
We remind all agricultural clients who have not yet submitted the annual plan for 2021. that the deadline for submission is the same, until 15.03.2021. You can download the document annual plan 2021. from this link, and please fill it according to the instructions we have send to you on 17.02.2021. 

BIO SUISSE inspection and certification 
ABG is always working to provide more to our customers and improving the service. Considering that, from this year, we are providing inspection for the BIO SUISSE standard to all interested clients. 
BIO SUISSE is a private standard for organic farming in Switzerland without which you cannot export organic products to Switzerland. More information about the standard and the basic conditions can be found on the following link.
If you are interested in inspection and certification according to this standard, please contact our office were you will be direct to the responsible persons who will give you all the necessary information to start the certification process for BIO SUISSE. 

Tariff system for 2021. 
The current tariff system for our services for 2021 is also published on our website, and you can see it also on this link. We are happy to inform you that we have only one amount for the agricultural certification service and that the cost of inspection per hour is reduced for our processing and trade clients.

Furthermore, appreciating your recommendations to your friends and business partners about ABG, we have started a project called “client recruits client“, which means that for each new signed Inspection contract according to your recommendation, you can get a one-time discount listed in the tariff system on your next invoice. Please pay attention to table 4 of the tariff system, and we are at your disposal for any questions. 

With the aim of actively contributing to the reduction of the possibility of spreading the current pandemic situation, and avoiding unnecessary contacts and exposure of all involved persons in your and our business, we hereby inform you that we will continue to send you an invoice exclusively by e-mail. Among other things, this is how we protect our environment. 

Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 of 23 December 2020 
Information and text amending Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2196 of 17 December 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) no. 834/2007 with regard to the regimes for the import of organic products from third countries can be found on following link

We also have several interesting projects (like our own Croatian accreditation, new website,…) that have started in previous months, and upon completion, we will inform you in the upcoming weeks by another newsletter!