Supply Chain Initiative makes it easier for small and micro entreprises to join. September 22, 2015

As a further encouragement to micro and small enterprises to join the Supply Chain Initiative (SCI), the Governance Group has decided to further simplify the procedure for their registration. 

Since 1st September, micro and small enterprises only need to register to show their commitment to the initiative and the principles; they are no longer asked to conduct a preliminary self-assessment, to appoint an independent contact point to deal with complaints or to carry out training.
[1] The EU definition is used to classify an enterprise in each of the categories, micro, small, medium and large. A micro enterprise is a company with <10 employees and ≤ € 2m turnover or balance sheet total. A small enterprise is a company with <50 employees and ≤ € 10m turnover or balance sheet total.

CELCAA, the European Umbrella of the trade in agri-food and agri-commodities products welcomes the provisional application as it will increase market access for many EU agri-food products, protect the European GIs and provides a fast track process for SPS issues.
See the press release here and the infographic here.