Changes in regulation on recognition of control authorities & bodies for the purpose of import of organic products into the EU

While the EU Organic Regulation 2018/848 has been in force since the start of the year, implementing regulation that specify the rules is continuing to be published. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2325, among others, sets out the list of control authorities and control bodies recognised for the purpose of equivalence and competent to carry out controls and issue certificates in third countries.  

Amendments and corrections to this implementing regulation have been published on 25 October, correcting list of third countries and the list of control authorities and control bodies that have been recognised under Article 33(2) and (3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 for the purpose of importing organic products into the Union:  

  • Regulation EU 2022/2047 is correcting Annex II of Regulation EU 2021/2325 
  • Regulation EU 2022/2049 is amending Annexes I and II of Regulation EU 2021/2325. 

These Regulations have already entered into force.  

For more information on the organic regulation and IFOAM Organics Europe’s work on this issue, please contact [email protected]. Do note that we prioritise our members’ requests. 

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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