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Certification Bans

Overview on companies which are banned from becoming GOTS certified and from the input approval system.

Company

UNITED KNIT WEARS (PVT.) LTD.

Enayetnagar, Godnail,
Siddirgonj,
1420, Narayanganj,
Bangladesh

Reason for ban

The company was found to have manipulated issued Transaction Certificates by changing product details, product composition and certified weights.

Upon investigation, the concerned CB has recommended a ban for this company.

The GOTS Management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

01 August 2022

Ban valid until

31 July 2024

Company

White Organic Cotton Trading & Export

No. 01, Ravindra Nagar, Near PWD, Khargone 451001, Madhya Pradesh, India, Contact : Mr. Nikhil Joshi

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by forging incoming raw cotton transaction certificates.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, which was not appealed by the company.

Post deliberation, the GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years

31 July 2022

The GOTS management has decided to extend the certification ban for a further period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

17 July 2020 31 July 2022

Ban valid until

16 July 2024

Company

Fujian Province Jinjiang City Changtai Garment Knitting Co., Ltd.

No. 9 Of Shifeng Dongdai New Avenue, Shenhu Town,
Jinjiang City ( Place Of Business: Huahai Industrial Park, Shenhu Town, Jinjiang City )
Fujian - China

Reason for ban

Company was found to have intentionally manipulated several Transaction Certificates to increase the certified content in the transaction certificates.

The corrective actions and root cause analysis submitted to their certification body were found to be unsatisfactory. This led to a withdrawal of their certificate by their Certification body and recommend a certification ban for this company.

The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.



Decision date(s)

03 June 2022

Ban valid until

02 June 2024

Company

RS Enterprises

19/7D
Khatena Road
Lohamandi
Agra 282002
Uttar Pradesh
India

Reason for ban

Certification was obtained by misrepresentation, concealing important information about legality and the lack of official permissions to operate as well as earlier attempt at being certified. There is strong suspicion that the operation was a front or shell for the already banned company Dynamic Overseas which is apparently operated by the owner’s spouse. GOTS therefore institutes a certification ban on RS Enterprises for a period of 2 years. This ban will also valid for any operation owned and/or operated by Atul Jain and / or Anju Jain.

19 May 2020
The GOTS Management has decided to extend the ban for a further period of 2 years.

12 May 2022
The GOTS Management has decided to extend the ban for a further period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

21 May 2018 19 May 2020 12 May 2022

Ban valid until

20 May 2024

Company

Dynamic Overseas

19/7B-A
Jaggannathpuram
Khatena Road
Lohamandi
Agra 282002
Uttar, Pradesh
India

Reason for ban

Company’s GOTS certification was suspended due to open non-conformities of a serious nature and little or no reaction to the requests made by the CB to adhere to GOTS requirements as well as continuing to proclaim GOTS certification on their website.

25 April 2019
With reference to the ban on RS Enterprises (above), ban was extended until like date.

19 May 2020
The GOTS Management has decided to extend the ban for a further period of 2 years.

12 May 2022
The GOTS Management has decided to extend the ban for a further period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

26 June 2017 25 April 2019 19 May 2020 12 May 2022

Ban valid until

20 May 2024

Company

Liberty Knitwear Limited

G-88/1, Chandra,
Palli Biddyut
Kaliakoir, 1751
Gazipur-Bangladesh

Reason for ban

The company was included as the main and subsequent facility in more than one scope certificates to the GOTS standard by 2 different Certification Bodies.
The company also double claimed certain raw material.

An investigation was carried out and on basis of evidence, the certification body withdrew certification and recommended a certification ban for this company.
The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

12 May 2022

Ban valid until

11 May 2024

Company

Best Chemical Industry

Kimya Ve Tekstil Sanayi Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Hatip Mah, Gunduz Sefasi SK, C Blok No 10
CD Corlu, Tekridag
Turkey

Reason for ban

Company forged Letter of Approval for Chemical Inputs.

On confirmation from the Certification Body whose letter was forged and based on recommendations from them, the GOTS Management has decided to ban this company from applying for and receiving Letters of Approval for any of their products for a period of 2 years.

This ban also extends to all its subsidiaries and offices (if any) in other countries / regions.

Decision date(s)

10 December 2020

Ban valid until

9 December 2022

Company

Organic Mart India

4/37E New Extension Street, Kaikatti Pudur Post, Avinashi- 641 654, Tirupur District, Tamil Nadu INDIA

Reason for ban

Unauthorised use of GOTS license number and misleading potential buyers about the certification status. Use of logo similar to GOTS registered trademark – no response to notices. False references to a GOTS Certification Body on website.

25 June 2015
The GOTS Management has decided to extend the ban for a further period of 2 years.
Continued unauthorised use of GOTS license number and use of of logo similar to GOTS registered trademark – no response to notices. False references to a GOTS Certification Body on website.

06 July 2017
Ban extended for a period of 1 additional year : Continued use of similar trademark and GOTS pursuing legal options.

09 July 2018
Ban extended for a further period of one year due to continued use of a similar trademark as GOTS.

01 October 2019
Ban extended for a further period of one year due to continued use of a similar trademark as GOTS.

03 December 2020
Ban extended for a further period of two years due to continued use of similar trademark

Decision date(s)

10 July 2013 25 June 2015 06 July 2017 09 July 2018 1 October 2019 3 December 2020

Ban valid until

02 December 2022

Company

Gautam Samuh

Julania Road
Dist. Khargone 451001
Madhya Pradesh, India

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

23 Sept. 2020

Ban valid until

22 Sept. 2022

Company

Vikas Trading Company

AB Road, Nimarak Ginning Factory Parisar Sendhwa, Barwani 451666 Madhya Pradesh, India

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Khodal Cotton

At Post Ansodkar Ingorala Road Ansodar, Amreli Gujarat, INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Parshv International Trading Corporation

01 Annu Bhawan
Ward No. 13
Ghati Jinning Parisar
Khargone 451001
Madhya Pradesh
INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Radhika Cottex Private Limited

23 Sardar Patel Bhawan
Bus Station Road
Una, Gir Somnath
Gujarat
INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Ganesh Trading

75 Patel Nagar
Sanawad Road
Khargone 451001
Madhya Pradesh
INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Santosh Trading

1087 Sudama Nagar
Dwarkapuri
Indore 452009
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

MP Cotton

435 A Mishrilal Nagar

Dist. Dewas

Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Shiv Cotton
33 Ambadkar Marg, Pala Bazar, Ward No. 11, Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Raja Trading
Ramji 93, Mehta ki Chaal MHOW, Dist. Indore Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

Reason for ban

Company was found to have willfully defrauded the GOTS system by providing fake incoming raw cotton transaction certificates for their own transactions.

On the basis of available evidence, their certification body withdrew certification, and recommended a certification ban for this company. The GOTS management has decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

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