‘Ekoagros’ will be able to certify more areas of organic production in non-EU countries
The European Commission has granted Public Institution ‘Ekoagros’ a permission to certify more areas of organic production in non-European Union (EU) countries.
The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Ekoagros’ to amend its specifications and has concluded that it is justified to include additional product categories in its scope of recognition for Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.
Thus, ‘Ekoagros’ can now certify unprocessed crop products, live animals and unprocessed animal products, also processed agricultural products for human consumption, vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation, in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.
This Commission decision was finalised by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 of 15 June 2020 amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No. 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries. This Regulation enters into force on the twentieth day following the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, i. e. on the 6 July.
Public Institution ‘Ekoagros’ news release