18 October 2017
TRACES - new online system for organic importing
Our Purchasing Manager Nicola explains the new TRACES system for our organic importing.
"My role here includes ensuring that we follow the strict processes for maintaining the organic status of shipments of organic certified herbs & spices from outside of the EU.
Previously, maintaining the organic status of the products during import was achieved by submitting an original COI document (Certificate of Inspection) to the relevant UK Port Health Authority for each shipment.
Now, Organic Herb Trading is fully implementing the new TRACES online system for eCOIs for each import, meaning that the documents will be held on an electronic system, rather than with hard copies. At Organic Herb Trading we have lots of experience dealing with importing - and we are already enforcing these mandatory changes, so if any customers have queries about our registration with TRACES, please do get in touch."
Click here for more information about TRACES from Soil Association Certification.