Colombian Interpretation Guideline* Integrated Farm Assurance Control Points and Compliance Criteria MODULES: ALL FARM | CROPS BASE | FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
V3.0-2 Sep07 Valid from 01 February 2009 Mandatory from 01 May 2009
* PLEASE NOTE: Within the Colombian Guideline the Spanish translation was reviewed by the NTWG and adapted to the local language. That is whyeach Control Point and Compliance Criteria has an interpretation. Each difference in Interpretation that goes beyond translation or adapted language is marked in red.
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Code Ref.: IFA 3.0-2 IGL-COLOMBIA Version: 3.0-2_Sep07 Section: General Background Info Page: 2 of 83
GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1. What is a National Technical Working Group (NTWG)? GLOBALGAP firmly believes in local multi-stakeholdersupport and adaptation for G.A.P. standards within the context of national and international trade: the “Think Global, Act Local” principle. GLOBALGAP has begun to link global implementation activities closer to the needs of producers, while at the same time seeking to gain qualified input from national experts and other stakeholders with respect to the differing legal and structural conditionsthat exist globally. This goal is increasingly achieved by the establishment of National Technical Working Groups (NTWG). whose Their role it is to develop a series of National Interpretation Guidelines as well as address identified specific local adaptation and implementation challenges. National Technical Working Groups are established voluntarily by GLOBALGAP members in countries wherethere is a need for clarification of implementation of GLOBALGAP on a local scale. The guidelines developed by this growing number of groups are approved by Sector Committees (SCs) and are published on the GLOBALGAP website. The groups are established and work in close cooperation with the GLOBALGAP Secretariat and the SCs and support the GLOBALGAP implementation and continuous improvementbased on specific area needs. ! See General Regulations Part I Pt: 4.7 National Technical Working Groups 2. What is a National Interpretation Guideline? A National Interpretation Guideline is document, which provides guidance on the implementation of GLOBALGAP (EUREPGAP) Control Points and Compliance Criteria at a national level. It is developed by a National Technical Working Group and goesthrough a transparent approval procedure. After approval the National guideline becomes a normative GLOBALGAP document. This implies that all certification bodies that are working in the respective country have to include this guideline within their certification procedures. GLOBALGAP can withdraw or revise the National Interpretation Guidelines at any time on an individual point basis ifglobal integrity of the standard is challenged. ! See GLOBALGAP General Regulations Part I Pt: 1.4 Other
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Code Ref.: IFA 3.0-2 IGL-COLOMBIA Version: 3.0-2_Sep07 Section: Approval-Procedure-NGL Page: 3 of 83
How is the approval procedure for National Interpretation Guidelines structured? Similar to the GLOBALGAP Benchmarking procedure the steps for approval of a National Interpretation Guideline are as follows:...