Control Bodies

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


COVID 19 and control system: a latter from the European Commission to the Member States

We publish a letter sent by the European Commission to all Member States where the Commission announces specific measures related to the impact of COVID 19 crisis on the control system. It concerns control performed by control bodies both in the EU and in third countries, Certificate of Inspection, implementation of the guidelines for additional controls (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine) and OFIS notification.   


Summary Record - Meeting of COP- 3-4 March 2020

We publish the Summary Record of the Committe on Organic Production held in Brussels on 3-4 March 2020.

Summary Record COP 3-4 marzo 2020

Source: UE


COP and Expert Group: agendas of the forthcoming meetings

We publish the agenda of both the Expert Group and COP (Committe On Organic Production) meetings that will take place in Brussels respectively on 2 and 3-4 March.

Expert Group Agenda

COP Agenda

Source: EU



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