Fair and Simple

SOPA membership fees are paid annually and include all your organic certification and access to Member services.  Your annual fee is a one-off charge for all certification matters including the inspection and the issue of your organic certificate, as well as telephone advice, market advice, funding advice, technical advice........

Producer Scheme

Land-based operations are charged on a hectarage rate, starting at £545.84 plus VAT per annum. And because we understand the cash flows in farming businesses, we issue our fee notes in January to co-incide with Single Farm Payment receipts.

  • There are introductory offers for first-time SOPA producer members.
  • We offer flexible payment schemes and a variety of discounts for specific business types

Merchant Scheme

Merchants are businesses who trade, wholesale, store or import organic foodstuffs.  The annual fee is based on the scale of the business and is starts at £390.75 plus VAT.

Processing Scheme

Processing fees are based on the complexity of the operation and start at £556.43 plus VAT per annum.

  • There may be discounts for joint inspections

Evaluation Scheme

Products can be approved for use in Organic Systems for a basic cost of £208.40 plus VAT, for 5 products.

SOPA's Payment Terms are available for download here SOPA Payment Terms IssNov18