It is dated May 18, 2010.
The COSMOS-Standard statement announces the constitution of an AISBL, e.g. an International Non-Profit Association, whose founding members are the professional associations BDIH (for Germany) and COSMEBIO (for France), the French certification bodies ECOCERT Greenlife and Italian ICEA, and the British consumer association SOIL ASSOCIATION.
It is, the text specifies, a “new step in the process of harmonization” between the different labels.
The next one being “to finalize the harmonization of procedures and the approval system for certifiers to inspect/certify according to COSMOS-Standard.”.
A little more patience, so…