In March 2017, Bio Suisse introduced an electronic system called the ‘Bio Suisse Supply Chain Monitor (SCM). This system replaces the previously used traceability attestations.
All products delivered to Switzerland to be sold under the Bio Suisse ‘Bud’ trademark, must be declared through the SCM and confirmed by Bio Suisse. The SCM transactions must be sent to Bio Suisse no later than 6 weeks after delivery to Switzerland.
TRACES / SCM: In 2017 the EU introduced a monitoring system TRACES for the importation of organic products. In Switzerland TRACES has been launched in January 2018 and will be mandatory from January 2019. In TRACES only deliveries from outside of the EU have to be declared, this means that deliveries from outside of the EU must henceforth be declared in TRACES and SCM.
SCM offers a tool to facilitate working with both systems. Please check out the SCM user manual.