Participation in Organizations
FOSFA members in the international trade have always relied upon a worldwide network of fully independent Member Analysts to provide accurate and up-to-date contractual analysis certificates on traded parcels of oils and fats, cargoes of oilseeds and consignments of groundnuts. Analyst Members (Full or Associate) are laboratories not directly associated with any company or firm engaged in the trade in FOSFA commodities.
Laboratories engaged in the profession of sample analysis, providing certificates on the quality for grain, animal feedingstuffs, pulses and rice, traded on Gafta Contracts terms may be approved to be listed on the Analysts Register. Registered laboratories agree to follow the methods of analysis required under the terms of the contract, as per GAFTA Form No: 130, Methods of Analysis.
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA) is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with 1,113 members in 89 countries. FOSFA currently has over 400 Member Superintendents (sometimes known as surveyors) throughout the world. The main aim of the FOSFA Member Superintendents Scheme is to improve and standardise the level of quality and service in the interests of all parties.
Gafta is an international trade association with over 1500 members in 89 countries. Its aim is to promote international trade in agricultural commodities, spices and general produce, and to protect the members’ interests worldwide. Superintendents organisations are engaged in the profession of inspection, appointed by or on behalf of Buyers and Sellers under the terms and conditions of Gafta Contracts. Registered Superintendents carry out inspections, verifications, examinations, quality and condition assessment of grains, feedingstuffs, pulses, rice and other commodities traded on Gafta Contracts Terms
J.S. Hamilton is an approved member of the GAFTA Category J: Fumigation Operator, which manages pest control and fumigation for all sectors of the food and feed industry. Approved Fumigators meet standards covering the management and operation of procedures during fumigation operations and degassing of agricultural commodities on board, in warehouses, silos or in cargo containers according to GAFTA requirements: V7.0 2018.
Other Organisations Membership
The laboratory is a member of the Polish Union of Cosmetic Industry - a sectoral organization consisting of more than 120 companies representing cosmetic industry. Since its inception in 2002, it actively supports companies working in the beauty industry: producers and distributors of cosmetics, laboratories, research institutes and training centres. The Polish Union of Cosmetic Industry is actively involved in the works on the existing legislation as well as it initiates the creation of new legislative proposals. The Union represents cosmetic companies on the international arena, presenting the position of the Polish cosmetic sector in international discussions. One of the main tasks of the association is s the leading cosmetic Working Groups referring to such key issues as: legislation, ingredients, claims, standardization and many others. Working Groups are groups of experts being a platform to exchange views, reacting to legislative proposals in national and European law. The result of the work of the Working Groups are common technical and legislative positions allowing to build consistency Polish cosmetic industry.
Polish Chamber of Packaging was established in 1994 as an association assembling manufacturers and users of packaging industry. It's main task is to represent interests of companies manufacturing packaging materials, containers and machines, as well as printing plants acting in packaging area. The chamber organizes business trips for their members to major international exhibitions, promoting Polish packaging industry. The organisation is also busy in organizing conferences and training devoted to the organizations and management of a company, and also progress in technology, laws and regulations. It also propagates among the members a code of good business practices (business ethics). Polish Chamber Of Packaging represents its members against the state and self-governments agencies, transmitting their opinions and motions. It also participates in the making of business laws. PIO cooperates with the similar organizations in other countries, supporting the presence of Polish packaging companies on foreign markets. It also manages data base on trade offers and cooperation opportunities. Membership of a company in PIO verifies its credibility as a trade partner.