BRC Global Standard for Agents & Brokers



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.


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


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.


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.