The PEFC Council has recently revised the guidance document PEFC GD 1006:2012, PEFC Notification of Certification Bodies by PEFC Council, which stipulates the revised structure and tariffs of fees charged for issued PEFC certificates for forest management and chain of custody (CoC), and PEFC Logo usage licenses.
The PEFC Council is now charging only Notification fee per issued certificate, without charging an additional logo usage fee to the certificate holder for the PEFC Logo usage license. With the revised fee structure, a PEFC Logo usage license will be available for the certified entity (FMU or company) without any additional cost.
PEFC is of the view that the revised approach has the following main advantages:
(i) certificate holders need not pay an additional logo usage fee after having obtained certification; and.
(ii) a higher number of PEFC logo usage license holders would translate into an increased logo use.
In relation to this, MTCC will now impose a PEFC Notification fee on all the certificate holders, and this fee will be collected annually by the certification bodies on behalf of MTCC as part of the total auditing cost.
The PEFC Notification fee that will be charged under the MTCS and the amount collected will be based on the following arrangement:
Annual Fee (RM)
|A. Forest Management Certificates||
Natural Forest and Forest Plantations
|RM0.018 per ha of certified forest|
|B. CoC Certificates||Based on annual total turnover (RM):|
|Up to 5 Million||300.00|
|Over 5 Million and up to 20 Million||500.00|
|Over 20 Million and up to 50 Million||750.00|
|Over 50 Million and up to 100 Million||1,000.00|
|Over 100 Million||2,000.00|
Please take note that the Notification fee will be collected beginning 1 July 2014.
MTCC would like to thank all the certificate holders for the continuous support and full cooperation in this matter.