Data inizio
16 Dec 2023


The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement that entered into force on 1 May 2021 contains provisions on the necessary reassessment of organic equivalence before the end of 2023. During the past year, the UK and EU have been reviewing the existing UK and EU organic regulations. On 6 December 2023 both sides confirmed continuation of accepting each other’s organic legislation as equivalent. Each side has taken the necessary steps to ensure trade in organic products between UK and the EU can continue beyond 2023.

Details of the EU’s recognition of UK organic exports are available on the Commission’s website agreements on trade in organic products. Details on the UK’s recognition of the EU’s organic products are available on the British government’s website.

It is important to note that organic products imported from the UK into the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland require a Certificate of Inspection (COI) issued in the EU’s TRACES NT system. Organic products exported from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland into the UK will not require a COI until 1 February 2025. The products should originate in the country they are being exported from which means that products must be produced or processed in the UK to be exported to EU as organic, and vice versa.

All details can be found in the the EU’s official journal: Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Annex 14: Organic Products.