The certification costs very much depend on (number of) location(s), size and type of the entity and the range of products that are intended to be processed or traded under the scope of certification. As a rough estimation, entities with one facility can expect an annual certification cost ranging between 1.200 and 3.000 Euro. The Approved Certification Bodies will be pleased to inform applicants about the data they need to provide in order to receive an individual estimate.
In addition to the certification cost payable to the certifier, each certified entity must pay a licence fee for each calendar year. The licence fee is set at 150 Euro for each facility which is inspected for the certified entity. It will be collected by the approved certifier and transferred to GOTS.