Overseas Based Accredited CBS Recognised Overseas Timber Companies Can Now Apply for CoC Certification

In line with its decision to use only Certification Bodies (CBs) accredited with the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) under the relevant ISO Guides such as Guides 62, 65 or 66 under other programmes [such as the ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO 14000 (environmental management system)] with effect from 1st April 2007, MTCC has also decided that overseas-based CBs that are accredited against a CoC certification programme endorsed by the PEFC Council can now apply to conduct assessments and surveillance visits against the Requirements for Chain-of-Custody Certification (RCOC) under the MTCC scheme.

For this purpose, interested overseas-based CBs are required to provide information of their existing accreditation with the relevant accreditation body under the endorsed PEFC scheme. Under this arrangement, two overseas-based CBs have been accepted into the list of recognised CBs. They are Control Union Certifications B.V. (CUC) based in Zwolle, The Netherlands, and Certification and Timber Grading Limited (CATG) based in Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Overseas timber companies which are interested in applying for MTCC CoC
certification can be assessed by these recognised CBs.

Companies wishing to apply for CoC certification are required to complete the application form for “Chain-of-Custody Certification (for overseas company)” and submit it to MTCC. The application can be made online. Alternatively the application form can be downloaded from this website under ‘application forms’.