Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union (MZCPCU) became Fairtrade certified in 2009 and became a member of 4C in October, 2010 and further applied for 4C verification in December 2011. Africert was identified to verify the MZCPCU 4C unit by the 4C Secretariat. The verification took place from 27thFebruary to 2nd March 2012. The verification was successful and the internal monitoring system was found generally compliant to the 4C Code of Conduct. This means that MZCPCU will now start exporting to the 4C market when the certificate is formally endorsed by the Secretariat. MZCPCU in its five year strategic plan (2012/13 to 2016/17) has also earmarked Organic and Rainforest Alliance certifications. It is already working in partnership with Malawi Organic Producers Association (MOGA) to draw expertise on organic certification.