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The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is developing its international standard - the "BioTrade Verification Framework for Native Natural Ingredients" - via the ECLAP (the Ethical Certification and Labelling Authentication Project). This voluntary international standard sets ethical guidelines for organizations involved in the BioTrade of native natural ingredients (ethical in terms of economic equity, environmental sustainability and social justice). The UEBT is looking for comments on the guidelines from European companies and organizations (e.g. in the food, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics sectors), especially if they might be interested in joining the UEBT in the future.

The second commenting period on the "Verification Framework" has been extended to Sunday 22nd April 2007. This Second Draft of the standard can be downloaded from the Internet in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and in two versions: one for printing and one as a form with boxes for comments. After editing, the resulting Final Draft will be submitted to approbation by the participants for 30 days, 1st to 30th June 2007. We look forward to comments from your readers on the development of this standard as it is the UEBT's wish that the consultation be as wide as possible.

The registration form for participation in the process is on:

When registering, a new participant simply supplies two supporting individuals (references) who are either already participants in the UEBT process or other contacts who can confirm their identity. Following registration (and even before confirmation by references) the new participant can fully take part in the standards development process. Log in to the members section, click on "Guidelines in Development" and then click on the "UEBT BioTrade Verification Framework for Native Natural Ingredients" links to download the document in the relevant language. Participants are asked to confirm that you wish to participate in this particular UEBT standards development process (they are also be given access to the other processes underway, when relevant). Unfortunately, due to the functionalities of the WebMachine comments not sent via the web site will be difficult to take into consideration. We apologize for any difficulties this may entail.

Should you have any questions about ECLAP, the UEBT or the "BioTrade Verification Framework for Native Natural Ingredients", please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your input into this important process.

For more information, please contact:

Darren Hart
Project Officer
The Ethical Certification and Labelling
Authentication Project
22 Avenue des Cerisiers
CH-1009 Pully
Telephone: +41 21 728 1324
Fax: +41 21 728 1324
Mobile: +41 78 637 0585


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