The main objectives of the South African Cork Council include:

  • setting and implementing minimum quality assurance standards for corks in terms of international suppliers, shipment, reception, storage, handling, treatment and delivery;
  • TCA testing of all batches of corks imported by accredited members of the Cork Council by an independent laboratory. This is to ensure that corks which are offered for sale comply with the Cork Council’s specifications;
  • regular auditing of accredited members;
  • informing and educating audiences about natural cork.
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