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Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2021/2304, (EU) 2021/2305, (EU) 2021/2306, (EU) 2021/2307 & (EU) 2021/2325 & issued

Several new EU regulations have recently been published;

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2304 – sets rules for issuance of additional/complimentary certificates for non-use of antibiotics in organic animal products exported from the EU to other countries, including a template of such complimentary certificates. This Regulation applies only for organic animal products leaving the EU.

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2305 – defines rules on cases where imported organic and in-conversion products into the EU are NOT subject to official controls at BCPs (border control points) at the EU. The Regulation does not set and/or contain actions of the certification bodies of the exporting parties.

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2306 – contains rules on the official controls in respect of consignments of organic products and in-conversion products intended for import into the Union and on the Certificates of Inspection (CoI), including a template of the CoI. This Regulation includes requirements related to documentary checks for verification in third countries of consignments of products intended to be exported to the EU as organic products or in-conversion products, the issuance of the CoIs and use of TRACES for that purpose. Note that this secondary act contains also contingency arrangements for use of TRACES in certain situations (see Article 8). The Regulation further sets a deadline for expiry of use of paper CoIs – see Article 11. Regulation (EU) 2021/2306 repeals Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008, however pending CoIs issued before 1st January 2022 and/or pending CoIs submitted by importers before 1st January may still be issued in accordance with (EC) No 1235/2008.

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2307 – laying down rules on documents and notifications required for organic and in-conversion products intended for import into the Union, such as notifications before arrival of the products at the EU border, specific information in CoIs, extracts of CoIs, transitional provisions for paper CoIs, including template of extract of CoI.

Regulation (EU) 2021/2325 -establishing, pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the 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.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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