A new Implementing Regulation has just been published. The Regulation will come into force from 1st January 2022, except of Articles 5(1-3) and 7 which come into effect on 1st January 2024, and includes:
General rules on allowed inputs and substances and their inclusion in positive lists
New Annex I: Plant Protection Products
New Annex II: Fertilisers
New Annex III: products for feed
New Annex IV: Cleaning and Disinfection Products – with transitional rules
New Annex V: products for food and yeast – transitional rules for the list of non-organic ingredients
New Annex VI: products authorised for use in Third Countries (empty)
Please note that this Implementing Regulation introduces the possibility that a certification body proposes substances and/or inputs for approval to the COMM for use in area/s (countries) outside of the EU. The relevant steps for such proposals and approval are defined in Article 10 of the attached Regulation.
Further from the above, Annexes VII and IX of Reg. EC 889/2008 will continue to apply until 31st December 2023 i.e the operators will have around two years to find and switch to use of cleaning substances satisfying Regulation EU 1165 and/or suppliers of non-organic agricultural ingredients as allowed by EU 1165/2021.