Procedures

The number of analyses that need to be carried out for BIOKAP will be established for each company on the basis of a calculation model (number of products x turnover). A risk matrix has been compiled with regard to countries and crops. In the first year, this risk matrix will only be advisory. After a thorough assessment based on the results of the first year, the risk matrix will be evaluated and made compulsory.

Samples will be sent to the selected laboratories. The results will be sent to BIOKAP not naming any company names. The data will be updated every 3 months with new analysis results.

All practical arrangements have been set out in internal rules of operation. The user group can amend the internal rules of operation by a majority of votes.

All participants have signed a Covenant in which they commit themselves to the agreement.