In order to operate a Control and Certification Body for organic production in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain an authorization for private control and certification body from the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The term “Control body” means an independent private third party carrying out inspection and certification in the field of organic production, whereas the term ‘Organic production’ means the use of the production method compliant with the rules established in the Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 at all stages of production, preparation and distribution.
The application for authorization for private control certification body can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or directly to the competent authority:
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Louki Akrita, 1412 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22464038, +357 22464071
Fax: +357 22658157
The application should be accompanied by the following documents: