As of 1 January 2022, the new regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products will enter into force ("the new organic regulation"). This is the reason for a column about the rules that will apply to organic products. In the coming months, each column will deal with a different subject: from labelling to supervision & enforcement, from conversion products to animal feed. What about the EU policy behind this regulation? Greendeal, Farm2Fork? How does it all relate? Read it here.
International trade of organic foodstuffs
The Netherlands are top 10 ranked when it comes to market size and per capita spending on organic foodstuffs. Import has grown with 10% and trade with 5% in 2019. The amount of companies registered under the European Regulation 834/2007 – which deals with organic production and labelling – has topped 5,000 already. Growing demand and higher purchase prizes are, however, attracting illegitimate parties as well: in 2019, fraud with organic foodstuffs has been all over the national media and even led to parliamentary questions.
The European Organic legislative system has the New Organic Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/848) at its core and is (currently) further formed by two Commission Implementing Regulations, eight Commission Delegated Regulations, and several Commission Guidelines and Organic Trade Agreements. Find it all together in one spot!
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EU Organic Food Law Handbook
A Handbook on EU Organic Food Law is coming soon! Focussed on the New Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 - product, process and presentation - From decertification procedures, to animal welfare. And from organic beekeeping to farming. It will all be covered. Let us know you're interested and we'll let you know once it's out!