16 Feb 2023
by Simon Williams

Trade Assurance Checker API

For any organisation wishing to integrate the Trade Assurance Checker search tool with their own systems, AIC provides a fully functional API (application programming interface).

This allows companies to check the “live” status of a registered participant i.e. certified, suspended, withdrawn, which will ensure due diligence in your supply chain. This means procurement decisions can be made on an ongoing basis. 

The API makes it possible to search in real-time exactly the same data as is available on the main website, and return data in a format that can be more easily integrated into your organisation’s IT systems.

If you would like to purchase access to the API please contact Simon Williams using the contact details below.

Introductory webinar

A webinar introducing the API and its applications was hosted by AIC Services on 12 April 2023.

Watch the webinar recording below.


What is an API?

APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with each other using a set of definitions and protocols. For example, the weather bureau's software system contains daily weather data. The weather app on your phone “talks” to this system via APIs and shows you daily weather updates on your phone.

How can I use this with my business?

The API allows companies to check the assurance status of their agri-supply chain participants with “live” data on an on-going basis. This allows buyers or technical managers to carry out the necessary due diligence checks to ensure a assured supply chain.

Which trade assurance participants are part of the API?

The following schemes are part of the API:

  • TASCC – Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops
  • UFAS – Universal Feed Assurance Scheme
  • FEMAS – Feed Material Assurance Scheme
  • FIAS – Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme
  • ESTA – European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme

How do I get more information and sign up to the API?

Please email AIC Technical Manager Simon Williams using the contact details below.

How much does the API cost?

The cost of the API is outlined in the table below. This is based on a typical usage (number of requests to the server). 

Full AIC Member £750 per annum
AIC Scheme Participant £950 per annum
Non-Member/ Non-participant £1,200 per annum

All parties wishing to access the API would need to sign a contract agreement with AIC.

What format is the data supplied in?

The Trade Assurance Checker API uses the standard JSON format. Full documentation is available upon request.


Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Technical Manager, AIC Services

Simon Williams is Technical Manager for AIC Services. He is based at AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for the management and coordination of the FEMAS and UFAS assurance schemes as well as being the key contact for mutual recognition with European scheme owners and managing Earned Recognition relationships with UK feed and food competent authorities.

Previous to his role with AIC, Simon was employed in a variety of technical roles in the food industry covering primary and further processing of meat, breakfast cereals and a product technologist role with a major retailer.

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01733 385245

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