BRC Global Standard for Agents & Brokers

 

SCOPE:

The Standard can be used by companies operating the following services:

Brokers: Companies that purchase or ‘take title to’ products for resale to manufacturers, other brokers, retailers or food service companies but not directly to the consumer.

Agents or non-manufacturing service providers: Companies that trade between a manufacturer or broker and their customers but do not at any point own or take title to the goods. Such companies provide a range of services to facilitate the safe and legal trade of products.

Importers/Exporters: Companies that facilitate the movement of products across national boundaries, satisfying legal and customs requirements. Importers and exporters may also be agents and/or brokers.

The Standard can not be use by companies which directly handle products and has a scope which is limited to product safety, quality and legality.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY MODULES (AVM’s):

Issue 1 of the standard has not been designed to enable the addition of voluntary modules.

POSITION STATEMENTS:

From time to time BRC publishes position statements and guidance documents which may be binding to the certification audit process. NOTE: Position Statements are also published for Additional Voluntary Modules.

STANDARD:

Issue 1 is the current standard. To download BRC standards and guidance documents go to the BRC Bookshop.

If you require assistance in developing or improving your management system for BRC Agents & Brokers contact Ulrich today. He is a BRC Lead Auditor and a BRC Approved Consultant.