The updated list of authorized Control Bodies in Japan

We publish the updated list as of 30 January 2020 of the Control Bodies recognized by Japan pursuant to the recognition of EU-Japan equivalence.

List of Japanese Control Bodies as of 30 January 2020

The list is also available at the following LINK


IFOAM: an organic equivalence “tracker”

IFOAM - Organics International has published a new tool on its website: the Organic Equivalence Tracker. This free tool gives a clear picture of organic equivalency agreements around the world.


Korea: equivalence with EU extended

We publish the letter sent by the Korean competent authorities to the European Commission, reporting that the recognition of the equivalence granted to the EU has been extended.

The recognition, valid from 1 February 2015 for a period of three years, has been extended indefinitely.

The letter

Source: UE




Import of organic products: Annexes III, IV and V of the Reg. (EC) No 1235/2008 now updated

The new EU Reg. No 2329 of 14 December 2017, which includes the revisions of annexes III and IV of Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008, was  adopted after its publication on the EU Official Gazette (No. 333 / L , 15/12/2017). The amendments concern the updating of the conditions of equivalence with some third countries, and the updating of the list of Certification Bodies and Control Authorities recognized by the Commission for the purposes of t equivalent import pursuant to art. 33, paragraphs 2 and 3 of EC Reg.

Abbonamento a equivalence