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HARPS Version 2.0 Launch date and Timeline for Transition
The HARPS Version 2.0 Standard will launch on 17th October 2022 and the HARPS Retailers will start to accept the new standard from this date, with an extended transition timeline for Tier 2 suppliers.
HARPS suppliers have the option of selecting either HARPS Version 1.0 or Version 2.0 for their audits, in accordance with the following timelines:
From 17th October 2022, Tier 1 suppliers have six months to transition to the new standard. Therefore, Version 2.0 will become mandatory for Tier 1 suppliers from 17th April 2023 (i.e., from 17th April 2023 Tier 1 suppliers will NOT be able to use HARPS Version 1.0).
Tier 2 suppliers will have 12 months to transition to Version 2.0, with a mandatory transition date of 16th October 2023 (i.e., from 16th October 2023 Tier 2 suppliers will NOT be able to use HARPS Version 1.0).
Following the 17th October 2022 launch, any new suppliers (those that have never undergone a HARPS audit before) will be required to have an audit against the Version 2.0 Standard.
Suppliers that can be defined as both Tier 1 and Tier 2, must follow the transition timeline for a Tier 1 supplier.