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The MSC certification requirements for both fisheries and chain of custody are defined in a series of documents. These documents outline specific requirements, guidelines and methods to enable consistency and compliance in assessments.

 

Controlled List of MSC Certification Program Documents
Description: Controlled document list of MSC certification program documents for reference by Conformity Assessment Bodies and Assurance Services International.
Language: English
Version: 34.00
Date of issue: 17 November 2022
Date effective: 17 November 2022
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Chain of Custody certification documents

Chain of Custody default_05 2019
Date of issue: 25 May 2019
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Chain of Custody group_05 2019
Date of issue: 25 May 2019
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Chain of Custody CFO_05 2019
Date of issue: 25 May 2019
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MSC CoC Certification Requirements v2.0
Description: This document sets out requirements on how the Chain of Custody Standard should be interpreted during audits, and ensure consistency of its application.
Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015
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General Certification Requirements

MSC General Certification Requirements v2
Language: English
Version: 2.5
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Change tracking report - GCR v2.4.1 from GCR v2.3
Description: Clause-by-clause list of changes in the General Certification Requirements v2.4.1 from General Certification Requirements v2.3
Language: English
Date of issue: 07 May 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
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MSC General Certification Requirements v2.4.1
Description: The General Certification Requirements sets out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.
Language: English
Date of issue: 07 May 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
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MSC General Certification Requirements v2.3
Description: The General Certification Requirements sets out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.
Language: English
Version: 2.3
Date of issue: 31 August 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
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MSC General Certification Requirements v2.2
Description: The General Certification Requirements set out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.
Language: English
Version: 2.2
Date of issue: 01 March 2018
Date effective: 01 September 2018
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MSC General Certification Requirements - Summary of changes between v2.1 and v2.2
Description: A summary of the changes between MSC General Certification Requirements versions 2.1 and 2.2
Language: English
Date of issue: 01 March 2018
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MSC General Certification Requirements v2.1
Description: MSC General Certification Requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) evaluating Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.
Language: English
Version: 2.1
Date of issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
Date superseded: 01 September 2018
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