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Cotton industry seeks govt-regulated process to end certification imbroglio

Move follows IOAS suspension of Control Union India from testing Indian organic textile products; entire value chain likely to be impacted as CU India handles 75% of certification of organic textiles

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IOAS has given CU India the opportunity to develop a corrective action plan by the end of the temporary suspension on June 7

Shine JacobSanjeeb Mukhejee Chennai | New Delhi

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With concerns looming over the IOAS (International Organic Accreditation Service) order suspending Control Union (CU) India from testing and sampling Indian organic textile products, experts and some industry players are batting for a government-regulated certification process in organic textiles, similar to that of organic cotton.

On March 3, IOAS, an independent third-party accreditation body, suspended the accreditation of Control Union (India) from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, after it failed to comply with the applicable requirements specified by GOTS.

The suspension is expected to affect the entire value chain in the organic cotton segment as CU India handles 75
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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 9:30 PM IST

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