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Certification Bans

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

Last updated on 18 August 2023


Company

Ayush Trading

First Floor,
F/37 Tirth Arcade
Thol Road, Kadi, Mehsana
Gujarat 382715 India

Reason for ban

Based on a received complaint about forging Transaction Certificates, this company was investigated by their Certification Body. Investigations found that the company was involved in fraudulent activities had falsified transportation documents and failed to provide documents required to verify the physical movement of goods mentioned in TCs to their stated buyers.

TCs were withdrawn by the CB and following withdrawal of the Scope Certificate recommended a Certification Ban to GOTS.

Based on the findings and recommendations, GOTS Management decided to ban this organisation from certification to GOTS for a minimum period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

18 August 2023

Ban valid until

17 August 2025

Company

Bharat Organic Mills

K38 Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001 India

Reason for ban

Their Certification Body found them to have wilfully utilised fraudulent Transaction Certificates and attempted to push fraudulent material in the GOTS System. Pursuant to their investigations, the CB withdrew their certification and recommended a certification ban for this company.

Based on the findings and recommendation by the CB, the GOTS Management decided to ban these organisations from certification for a minimum period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

11 January 2023

Ban valid until

10 January 2025

Company

Balaji Textiles

A 234 Okhla Industrial Area Phase 1
New Delhi 110020 India

Reason for ban

Their Certification Body found them to have wilfully utilised fraudulent Transaction Certificates and attempted to push fraudulent material in the GOTS System. Pursuant to their investigations, the CB withdrew their certification and recommended a certification ban for this company.

Based on the findings and recommendation by the CB, the GOTS Management decided to ban these organisations from certification for a minimum period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

11 January 2023

Ban valid until

10 January 2025

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

11 January 2023
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 11 January 2023

Ban valid until

02 December 2024

Company

Ekagra Cotton Corporation

4, Jawahar Ganj, AB Road
Sendhwa Barwani 451666
Madhya Pradesh, India

Reason for ban

During an investigation of possible fraudulent activities, the company failed to provide authentic documentation required to verify the sale of certified organic cotton and the actual physical movement of goods to their stated buyers.

Their Certification Body suspended the company and proceeded with a detailed investigation into the matter. Following this, they concluded that the company had indulged in fraudulent behaviour and intended to sell fake material as certified GOTS.

Based on the findings and recommendation by the CB, the GOTS Management decided to ban these organisations from certification for a minimum period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

31 Oct 2022

Ban valid until

30 Oct 2024

Company

Basil Commodities Pvt. Ltd.

408, ISCON Elegance, Nr. Sapath-V, Opp Karnavati Clubs,
S.G highway, 380051, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Reason for ban

The companies were found to have falsified transportation documents and failed to provide documents required to verify physical movement of goods to their stated buyers.

The CB suspended the companies and proceeded with a detailed investigation in the matter. Based on the findings, recommendation by the CB the GOTS Management decided to ban these organisations from certification for a minimum period of 2 years.

11 January 2023
The GOTS Management deleted the name of the facility (Panchdeep Cotton Industries) from this listing after the CB confirmed that this entity was a sub-contractor and not a facility of the Scope Certificate holder – and that it’s name was included incorrectly by the CB in the Scope Certificate of the banned company.

(Please note other sanctioned organisations marked * below, related to this case)

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022 modified decision 11 Jan 2023

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Ahmed Oriental Textile Mills Limited*

B-21, Bangalore Town, Block-7/8 Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Diamond Fabrics Limited*

7-A/K, Main Boulevard, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Fazal Cloth Mills Limited*

Muzaffargarh - Fazal Nagar, Jhang Road, Muzaffargarh, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Mahmood Group - Mahmood Textile Mills Limited Units 04 and 05*

2 Km, D.G. Khan Road, Muzaffargarh, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Masood Fabrics Limited*

Masood Roomi House, 5 Officers Colony, Kashan-e-Mehr-e-Roomi, Multan, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Masood Spinning Mills Ltd.*

65-KM, MULTAN ROAD, JUMBAR KHURD, BHAI PHERO, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Reliance Cotton Spinning Mills*

7- A/K, Main Boulevard, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Reliance Weaving Mills Ltd., Units 01, 02 and 04*

17 Km, Khanewal Road, Multan, Lahore, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Roomi Fabrics Limited*

Masood Roomi House, 5 Officers Colony, Kashan-eMehr-e-Roomi, Multan, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Sapphire Fabrics Limited Units 1 and 2*

7 Km, Faisalabad Road, Sheikhupura, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Sapphire Textile Mills Ltd. Unit 1*

A/17, SITE Industrial Zone, Kotri, Pakistan

Reason for ban

The company was responsible for sourcing of fraudulent material, failed to perform checks of incoming materials and was unable to provide proof of traceability / tracking information.

After detailed investigation, the CB recommended a certification ban for this company. Based on information provided and the recommendation, the GOTS Management decided to ban the company from certification for a period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Keywin Trading Limited*

Room 702, Times International Building, No. 187 Dong Feng West Road, Guangzhou, China

Reason for ban

During investigation of the false trading of goods, this uncertified trading operation was found to be involved in fraudulent transactions facilitating movement of fake organic materials.

Following information shared by the CB investigating the fraud, the GOTS management has taken a decision to bar this company from being certified to GOTS, though recognising the limited jurisdiction it has while it is not part of the GOTS system.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2022

Company

Najeeb Consultants Pvt Ltd.*

19-B Block G, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan

Reason for ban

During investigation of the false trading of goods, this uncertified trading operation was found to be involved in fraudulent transactions facilitating movement of fake organic materials.

Following information shared by the CB investigating the fraud, the GOTS management has taken a decision to bar this company from being certified to GOTS, though recognising the limited jurisdiction it has while it is not part of the GOTS system.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Rhodium Enterprises Limited*

Unit C, 3/F, Wah Fat Industrial Building, 10 Kung Yip Street, Hong Kong

Reason for ban

During investigation of the false trading of goods, this uncertified trading operation was found to be involved in fraudulent transactions facilitating movement of fake organic materials.

Following information shared by the CB investigating the fraud, the GOTS management has taken a decision to bar this company from being certified to GOTS, though recognising the limited jurisdiction it has while it is not part of the GOTS system.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Keywin Trading*

Room # 903-904, 9th Floor, Portway Trade Centre, Plot # 189/A, S.M.C.H.S, Karachi

Reason for ban

During investigation of the false trading of goods, this uncertified trading operation was found to be involved in fraudulent transactions facilitating movement of fake organic materials.

Following information shared by the CB investigating the fraud, the GOTS management has taken a decision to bar this company from being certified to GOTS, though recognising the limited jurisdiction it has while it is not part of the GOTS system.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

Company

Raj Agro Industries

AB Road, Eklera Khurd, Dhamnod, Dist. Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India

Reason for ban

The company was found to have furnished falsified Bills of Lading as means to push fraudulent goods into the GOTS system. The company opted for voluntary withdrawal from GOTS certification after a relatively short time and after funnelling falsified materials in the supply chain.

After detailed investigation, the concerned CB recommended a certification ban for this company.

Based on information presented by the CB and their recommendation, the GOTS management decided to institute a certification ban on this company for a minimum period of 2 years.

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

23 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

22 Sept. 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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.

14 September 2022

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

Decision date(s)

14 Sept 2020 14 Sept 2022

Ban valid until

13 Sept 2024

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

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