Interim National Standards


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 with the requirements they need to follow to develop Interim National Standards
Objective(s): Revise the standard "Structure, Content and Local Adaptation of Generic Forest Stewardship Standards" (FSC-STD-20-002). A first draft is now open for public consultation. This revised procedure provides the requirements for Certification Bodies to develop an Interim National Standard in countries where a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) does not exist.
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
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
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
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 Draft Read Annex 4
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
Submit your comments

First consultation open!

1 July to 1 September 2015

Read below for details and to consult documents

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