Reg. (EC) No 1235/2008

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.


The Mipaaft note on the last COP meeting (5-6 March)

We publish the note No 18256 of 13 March 2019 on the results of both the last Committee on Organic Production (COP) and EGTOP meeting held in Brussels last 5-6 March 2019. 

Note No 18256 of 13 March 2019 (in Italian)

Source: Mipaaft


Import: now published the new Reg. (EU) 2019/446 amending Reg. (EC) No 1235/2008

Now published in the Official Journal of the EU the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/446 of 19 March 2019 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.


The Regulation (EU) 2019/446 of 19 March 2019 2019_EN


Source: UE




COP held in Brussels on 28-29 November: the Mipaaft note

We publish the Mipaaft note (in Italian) No 92764 of 12/28/2018 drafted by the Organic Farming Unit about the last  COP (Committee on Organic Production) held in Brussels last 28-29 November. All the annexes are in English.

Note No 92764 of 12/28/2018


COP: the next meeting agenda

The next COP (Committee on Organic Production) will take place in Brussels on 5 and 6 June. 


The Agenda 

Source: Ue


COP 13-14 March: the Summary Record

We publish theSummary Record of the COP (Committee on Organic Production) meeting held in Brussels last 13 and 14 March.

Summary Record 13 and 14 March 2018

Source: UE




Last 2017 COP meeting: the Mipaaf note

Now available (see below) a Mipaaf note (in Italian, with a corrigendum) about the last COP meeting, held in Brussels on 30 November/1 December 2017. 

Nota n. 90782 del 14 dicembre 2017


COP 29 September: the Mipaaf note

We publish the note elaborated by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture - Mipaaf about the last COP meeting held in Brussels last 29 September.

Note no 76121 of 19 October 2017 (in Italian)

Annex 2 (in English)

Source: Mipaaf


Committee on Organic Production: 29 September meeting's summary record

We publish the Summary Record of the Committee on Organic Production held in Brussels last 29 September, whose agenda was anticipated HERE.

Summary Record COP 29 settembre 2017

Source: EU Commission


Imports from third countries: TRACES system soon into force

Next 19 October the use of the new electronic certification system for imports of organic products will become mandatory. The electronic certificate aims at improving traceability of imported organic products and reduce potential fraud. So, from 19 October 19, only certificates issued via the electronic system will be valid. The electronic certificate is accessible through the TRACES (Trade Control & Expert System) system, the EU electronic system to monitor foodstuffs movements throughout the EU.

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