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interim-national-standards
Current Status: Analyzing feedback from the first public consultation

Overview

Title: Structure, Content and Development of Interim National Standards
Code: FSC-PRO-60-007
Type: Procedure
Coordinator: Pasi Miettinen
Start Date: 1 July 2015
Purpose: To provide certification bodies (CBs) with the requirements to develop an interim national standard in countries where a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) does not exist.
Objective(s): To revise the standard "Structure, Content and Local Adaptation of Generic Forest Stewardship Standards" (FSC-STD-20-002) in accordance with FSC-PRO-01-001.
Working Group: The working group is made of representatives of three FSC certification bodies:
  • Mateo Cariño – Nepcon
  • Gabriel Bolton – Rainforest Alliance
  • Gerrit Marais – SGS

Timeline

Date Activity Link
1 July 2015 60-day public consultation opens. If after first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round may take place Consultation closed
1 July 2015 Draft 1 of Structure, Content and Development of Interim National Standards (FSC-PRO-60-007) is published, together with a template (Annex 4) Read Draftand Annex 4
March 2014 A Technical Working Group, composed of three representatives of FSC-accredited Certification Bodies is set up to provide content related input to the revision process of standard Structure, Content and Local Adaptation of Generic Forest Stewardship Standards (FSC-STD-20-002) Read Terms of Reference
September 2013 A proposal to revise standard Structure, Content and Local Adaptation of Generic Forest Stewardship Standards (FSC-STD-20-002) is circulated for review and comments Read proposal