Procedures for Product Acceptance Service for Imported Organic Processed Products
An organization operating wholesale, distribution or retailing business has to apply for the Product Acceptance Service when it intends to use HKORC organic seal on an imported processed organic products certified by a certification agency that is recognized by HKORC-Cert.
|Main Steps||Important Notes|
|1||Applicants for product acceptance should complete the application form, submit together with the relevant information and application fees to HKORC-Cert.||
|2||HKORC-Cert reviews the information submitted by the applicant||
|3||HKORC-Cert conducts on-site audit for the applicant’s operation to verify the product information concerned.|
|4||Information about the application will be reviewed and judged by the Certification Board (CB).|
|5||HKORC-Cert will issue a letter to the applicant confirming the batch of product items accepted after the CB judgment. The validity of the product acceptance is one year.||
|6||Within the validity period, applicant can use HKORC organic seal or written description on the product package of the relevant batch to illustrate HKORC-Cert’s acceptance.||
|7||During the validity period, HKORC-Cert will put the name and information of organic products accepted by HKORC-Cert into the Directory of Product Acceptance until the certification of that product batch expires. This directory will be uploaded on HKORC-Cert website for the reference of certified units and the public.||
Applying for this service requires an administration fee of $1,200 per application. This administration fee includes the product acceptance fee for a maximum of 5 product items and first on-site audit fee. For additional items, the product acceptance fee is calculated according to the quantity of items required for the service and the number of *on-site audits. The charge of the HKORC organic labels is not included in the acceptance service fee. The charging scheme for the acceptance service is shown in the following table:
|Administration Fee (HKD)||Product Acceptance Fee (HKD/product item)|
(Including the product acceptance fee of the first 5 product items and first on-site audit fee)
|Administration Fee (HKD) Product Acceptance Fee (HKD/product item Quantity of products require the service (#item)：|
|6th – 50th||$200/item|
|51st – 100th||$180/item|
|101st – 500th||$160/item|
|501st – 1,000th||$140/item|
|1,001st – 3,000th||$120/item|
# item – The same product with different packing materials and/or flavour shall be calculated as different items.
* additional on-site audit – $500/time.