Control Bodies

REGULATION (EU) 2021/461: Amendment of Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008

Article 11(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 indicated the final date for the receipt of new applications for recognition of control authorities and control bodies for the purpose of equivalence under the old regime. That deadline was set at 30 June 2020. Due to the VCD-19 pandemic, it was necessary to review the date of application of Regulation (EU) 2018/848, which was postponed by one year, as well as other dates provided for therein.


COP: Summary Record of the last meeting

The COP meeting of 28-29 January was held by videoconference. During the meeting, the following points were discussed as reported HERE.

We publish the Summary Record of the meeting.

Summary Record COP 28-28 gennaio 2021

Source: European Commission


COP: the next meeting agenda

COP (Committee On Organic Production) will meet on the web next 28-29 January to discuss the arguments included in the

Agenda, COP 28-29 January 2021

Source: Euroepan Commission


IFOAM Organics International launches global directory for organic certifiers

A guest article written by Sara Anselmi on informs about the newly launched Ifoam Organics International-database Organic Certifiers' Directory. The Organic Certifiers’ Directory is a global database for third-party certification bodies. It displays detailed information on third-party certifiers, such as the countries where they provide certification or inspection activities, which market approvals they have and which private labels they use (if any).  


Brexit: what consequences for the EU organic sector?

EOCC, the European Organic Certifiers Council, after a discussion with the British representatives both of the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom) and of the UK Mission UK at the European Union, sent a series of information to the associated Control Bodies  on the consequences of Brexit for EU countries and for the trade in organic products between EU  and the United Kingdom.


COP and GREX, 13-15 July: the Mipaaf note

The last COP (Committee on Organic Production) and GREX (Expert Group on Organic Production) meetings took place on 13, 14 and 15 July in videoconference. 

We publish the note drafted by the Mipaaf Organic Farming Unit reporting the topics of the meetings.

Note no. 9017311 of 22 July 2020 (in Italian)

Fonte: Mipaaf


"Vetrina di Bio Bank" second edition: where Italian organic and its products go

The second edition of "Vetrina di Bio Bank" has now been released. 104 pages to browse, read and consult, a glance on trends, excellence and novelties in the sectore of organic products. The issue includes the "20 Bio Bank trends 2020": from food to cosmetics, products that testify the growth (during the pandemic, sales of organic products grew, in Italy, by 11%) of the demand for live food, active, simple and essential, rich in beneficial properties, with no added sugar, gluten and lactose.


Imports: the new regulation (EU) 2020/786 amending regulation (EC) n. 1235/2008

Now published in the Official Journal of the European Union, series L 190 of 16 June 2020, the Implementing regulation (EU) 2020/786 amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries.


COP: the last meeting Summary Record

We publish the Summary Record of the last Committe on Organic Production (COP),  held on line last 5 May . HERE you can find the related agenda.

Summary Record COP 5 May 2020

Source: EU


COP and Expert Group: agenda of the forthcoming meetings

COP and Expert Group will hold an online meeting next 5 and 6 May. The agenda foresees, among others, a discussion on the exceptional measures adopted by the European Commission because of COVID-19 emergency.

Agenda COP 5 May 2020

Agenda Expert Group 6 May 2020

Source: European Commission



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