CHANGE OF SYSTEM FOR 

MANDATORY INSPECTIONS

 

Effective 01 January 2018, The Board and Executive Committee of The Asia and Middle East Bottled Water Association have changed the Mandatory Inspection System from ANNUAL to BIENNIAL. Then every other year, International Bottlers will be charged Annual Dues only.

 

Attached is a List of the Invoice Schedule upto year 2026 for your perusal, together with a Sample of the New Certificate for each case.

 

 

LIST FOR TIMING OF MANDATORY INSPECTIONS

 

At ABWA’s Board and Country Representatives Meeting held on 28 May 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, it was decided to do the Mandatory Inspections or Audits, every other year. The main reason being that normally major operational changes – alterations – or defaults that may affect the production process and the quality of the product output, will not drastically happen in one year, if the International Bottler Member follows and controls strictly all the rules as set out by ABWA through its Technical Manual, Mandatory Inspection Standards and Principles and have at least one Certified Plant Operator in their organization who is fully conversant with ABWA’s standard operating procedures. The Board agreed to implement this new ruling at the request of Members as they stated to us that they must follow quite a number of other inspections imposed by their Government, which are quite bothersome and costly too. NOTE: As a result, the new Certificate of Accomplishment will be valid for 2 (two) years from the date of Pass Inspection. In between the inspection periods, ABWA will cover the years where no Inspection will be conducted, through a Certificate of Annual Membership for An International Bottler. For these respective years, International Bottlers only pay to ABWA their Annual Dues.

 

We have prepared a SCHEDULE of the years when the Mandatory Inspections will take place as a result of our new rulings, and when it is only Dues.

 

SCHEDULE FOR INVOICES

WHEN

INSPECTION + DUES

DUES ONLY

2017

YES

2018

YES

2019

YES

2020

YES

2021

YES

2022

YES

2023

YES

2024

YES

2025

YES

2026

YES

 

The Board may change this system in the future and return to the previous way if deemed necessary.

 

ABWA’s Authorized Inspectors have been advised of this change in the system.

 

Should you have any questions, kindly let us know. Thank you.

 

 

 

Jakarta, 06 June 2017

Cc.     – Board members

          – Country Representatives

          – All Members

          – Authorized Inspectors                                                     The Secretariat