Bio Suisse is a no profit organization that represents of Swiss “bud” producer’s interests of Swiss producers and their licensees. Bio Suisse developed specific directives for organic products sold on the Swiss market and registered the “bud/Bio Suisse” logo that characterize its products.
To export products with Bio Suisse logo in Switzerland it is necessary to demonstrate to have a potential Swiss importer, because only this latter can become a Bio Suisse licensee and distinguish their products with the “bud” logo.
Moreover, to export organic products to Switzerland it is necessary to comply with the requirements of national and EC regulation into force, together with the additional requirements of Bio Suisse standards, that can be found on the website www.icbag.ch, plus receiving an inspection from the control body that controls and certify the company for EC Reg. 834/07.
Coop Switzerland, normally, buys solely products that are conform to Bio Suisse directives, while Migros request only EC Reg. 834/07, certification that is equivalent to regulations into force within the Swiss Confederation.
ICEA is a body authorized to carry out control of conformity of products according to Bio Suisse directives, and the operator who wants to ask for the conformity must send a written request to ICEA regional offices and we’ll take care to send the needed documentation and to carry out the inspection visit with a check list that Bio Suisse will send directly to ICEA.
The operator receives from Bio Suisse a letter of recognition that confirms the conformity, and the process will be renewed yearly.
The standards of referral and additional info can be found www.icbag.ch
Referent for the Scheme: Samanta Rosi Bellière firstname.lastname@example.org phone 39 051 272986