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BRCGS Agents and Brokers

Agents and Brokers (non-manufacturing traders) who buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products, provide a critical link in the movement and trade of products, and influence supplier product safety and quality standards, as well as being responsible for maintaining an effective chain of traceability.

BRCGS Agents and Brokers Certification is recognised by many retailers, food service companies and manufacturers around the world when assessing the capabilities of their suppliers.

Key Benefits

Drives Integrity

BRCGS sets the benchmark for best practice, helping to provide reassurance that products and services are high quality, legal and safe.

Business Growth

Gaining certification to the Agents and Brokers standard will give you a competitive advantage because it is becoming a prerequisite of trading with many leading retailers.

Builds Consumer Confidence

Agents and brokers play an important role in the movement and trade of products and, as a critical link between product manufacture and the trade of products, they are responsible for maintaining an effective chain of custody on which businesses and consumers rely.

About the Standard

The Agents and Brokers Global Standard provides a framework to manage product safety, authenticity, quality and legality for businesses in the food, packaging and consumer products industries that buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products, but do not manufacture, process or store the products in their own facilities or on their own sites.

Who is the Standard for?

​The BRCGS Standard for Agents and Brokers was introduced in 2014, and is suitable for those companies that provide purchase, importation or distribution of products.

 

Product Categories

BRCGS Agents and Brokers Certification is recognised by many retailers, food service companies and manufacturers around the world when assessing the capabilities of their suppliers, covering certification for the following categories of products:

✓ Food products, including raw materials, processed foods, and fruit and vegetables

✓ Packaging materials – primary, secondary and tertiary materials, and raw materials for      the manufacture of packaging materials

✓ Pet foods for domestic animals

✓ Consumer products

Issue 3 Publication and Transition

Issue 3 of the Global Standard for Agents and Brokers was published on 1st October 2021. There will be a period of transition and certification audits against Issue 3 will commence in April 2022.  All certificates issued against audits carried out prior to this date will be against Issue 2 and be valid for the period specified on the certificate.

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