Because of the COVID Pandemic, the enforcement of the European Regulatory Framework for the organics sector has been postponed until January 1st 2022.
The implementation of many initiatives have also been delayed. However, the EU Commission has recently published ones on inspection certificates and official controls.
- Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (inspection certificate & official controls) (europa.eu)
- Organic products – imports from non-EU countries (rules for EU countries & operators) (europa.eu)
- Rules on official controls for organic products intended for import into the EU (europa.eu)
The rules on official controls are the most delicate. A public consultation has just been opened with a very short deadline (July 19th) for operators to participate.