COP and GREX: agendas for the next meetings

The next GREX (Expert Group on Organic Production) and COP (Committee on Organic Production) meetings will take place via videoconference on 27, 28 and 29 October.

The following are the respective agendas:

COP Agenda 28 and 29 October 2020

GREX Agenda 27 and 28 October 2020

Source: EU


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.


Brexit: le conseguenze per il settore biologico dell’Ue

EOCC, the European Organic Certifiers Council, dopo un confronto con i rappresentanti inglesi del DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs del Regno Unito) e della Mission UK nell'Unione europea, ha inviato una serie di informazioni agli OdC associati sulle conseguenze della Brexit per i paesi della Ue ed il commercio di prodotti biologici tra questi ultimi e il Regno Unito .


San Marino, acknowledged by EU as a member state for organic products

The European Commission has officially equated the San Marino (small Republic existing in the north of Italy) supply chain to that of the other EU member states. It will therefore pass from a third country to a Member State, and its products will be able to adopt the famous green leaf, the official Community logo used for certified organic products. In such a way, farmers and processors working in the organic sector will be able to export their product freely to European Union countries. This decision concludes a long and complex diplomatic process begun in 2017.


COP September 2020: now available the Summary Record

The last COP (Committee on Organic Production) meetin, was held in videoconference last 16 and 17 September (HERE the link to the agenda).

We publish the meeting's Summary Record.

SUMMARY RECORD COP 16-17 September 2020

Source: UE


COP 14-15 July: the Summary Record

We publish the last COP meeting Summary Record: video-conferencing was held last 14-15 July. 

The agenda was published HERE, while the MIPAAF note about the meeting can be downloaded  HERE.


The ups and downs of international organic trade: how is this possible?, by Gerald A. Hermann

Gerald Hermann, a pioneer in the organic sector (he was president of Naturland and IFOAM, today he is director of Organic Services, and is known worldwide as one of the leading experts in the organic agri-industry) publishes a reflection on the sector that has been shattered by various scandals on national and international levels. The bigger the scandals, the more dramatic the consequences for the countries of origin, which brings about huge shifts in international commodity flows, as import and export figures indicate.


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


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 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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