The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy is the responsible supervisory authority on the basis of the quality seal ordinance of 1942, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labor accords and monitors the right to award the Austria Quality Seal ("Austria Gütezeichen") by the OQA.
OQA is accredited by Accreditation Austria/Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy according to ISO/IEC 17065 as an accredidation body for products – identification nummer: PSID 0934. Here you'll find the accredidation scope: www.bmwfw.gv.at/akkreditierung. OQA must undergo an annual monitoring audit and a triennial accreditation audit.
- WKO Chamber of Commerce Austria
- Presidential Conference of the Chamber of Agriculture
- Federal Chamber of Labor
- ÖVQ Austrian Association for Quality Assurance
- VKI Verein für Konsumenteninformation