Webinar on the new EU Organic Regulation: What is going to change?
International Trade Centre organized a web meeting on the main changes that the implementation of the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will bring, namely its impacts on the Global South.
Michel Reynaud, IFOAM Organics Europe Board member and sector representative for certification, highlighted the current and future legal requirements on organic group of operators as well as the potential impacts of the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on the existing ones.
Other presenters were Karen Mapusua, Vice-President of IFOAM Organics International. Sergi Corbalan, Executive Director at Fair Trade Advocacy Office, and Marike de Peña, Board member of the Fairtrade Foundation, brought in perspectives from the Fair Trade movement.
Around 1.150 participants from all over the world attended the webinar. The majority of participants represent government institutions (32%), development organizations (22%), private companies (20%), farmers or farmer cooperatives (15%) and certification bodies (11%).