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Document 32020R2196

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2196 of 17 December 2020 amending 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 (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2020/8862

OJ L 434, 23.12.2020, p. 31–49 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 434/31


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/2196

of 17 December 2020

amending 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

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (1), and in particular Article 33(2) and (3) and Article 38(d) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex III to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 (2) sets out the list of third countries whose systems of production and control measures for organic production of agricultural products are recognised as equivalent to those laid down in Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

(2)

According to the information provided by Australia, it has recognised a new control body ‘Southern Cross Certified Australia Pty Ltd’, which should be included in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.

(3)

According to the information provided by Canada, it is necessary to change the internet address of ‘Quality Assurance International Incorporated (QAI)’ and ‘Organisme de Certification Québec Vrai (OCQV)’. In addition, Canada has informed the Commission that the accreditation of ‘Oregon Tilth Incorporated (OTCO)’ has expired and the accreditation of ‘Global Organic Alliance’ has been cancelled.

(4)

The recognition by the Union of the laws and regulations of Chile as equivalent to the Union’s laws and regulations ends on 31 December 2020. Pursuant to Article 15 of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products (3), that recognition should be extended indefinitely.

(5)

According to the information provided by India, the list of recognised Indian control bodies listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 should be updated. The changes concern updates of the names or internet addresses for IN-ORG-003, IN-ORG-004, IN-ORG-005, IN-ORG-006, IN-ORG-007, IN-ORG-012, IN-ORG-014, IN-ORG-016, IN-ORG-017, IN-ORG-021, IN-ORG-024 and IN-ORG-025. In addition, India has recognised eight additional control bodies that should also be included in that Annex, i.e. ‘Bhumaatha Organic Certification Bureau (BOCB)’, ‘Karnataka State Organic Certification Agency’, ‘Reliable Organic Certification Organization’, ‘Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA)’, ‘Global Certification Society’, ‘GreenCert Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd’, ‘Telangana State Organic Certification Authority’ and ‘Bihar State Seed and Organic Certification Agency’. Finally, India has suspended the recognition of ‘Intertek India Pvt Ltd’, and has withdrawn the recognition of ‘Vedic Organic Certification Agency’.

(6)

According to the information provided by Japan, it is necessary to change the internet address of ‘Ehime Organic Agricultural Association’, ‘Hiroshima Environment and Health Association’, ‘Rice Research Organic Food Institute’, ‘NPO Kumamoto Organic Agriculture Association’, ‘Wakayama Organic Certified Association’ and ‘International Nature Farming Research Center’. Furthermore, the name and internet address of ‘Assistant Center of Certification and Inspection for Sustainability’ has changed. In addition, ‘Association of Certified Organic Hokkaido’ and ‘LIFE Co., Ltd’ need to be deleted as a result of the withdrawal of their recognition. Finally, the Japanese competent authority has recognised the following three control bodies: ‘Japan Agricultural Standard Certification Alliance’, ‘Japan Grain Inspection Association’ and ‘Okayama Agriculture Development Institute’, which should be added to the list in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.

(7)

According to the information provided by the Republic of Korea, the Korean competent authority has recognised the following two control bodies, which should be added to the list in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008: ‘Hankyoung Certification Center Co., Ltd.’ and ‘Ctforum. LTD’.

(8)

According to the information provided by the United States, it is necessary to change the internet address of ‘Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’, ‘Marin Organic Certified Agriculture’, ‘Monterey County Certified Organic’, ‘New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Division of Regulatory Services’, ‘New Jersey Department of Agriculture’, ‘New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Organic Program’, ‘Washington State Department of Agriculture’ and ‘Yolo County Department of Agriculture’. In addition, the name of ‘Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’ has changed. Furthermore, the name and internet address of ‘A bee organic’, ‘Clemson University’, ‘Americert International (AI)’, ‘Scientific Certification Systems’ have changed.

(9)

Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 sets out the list of control authorities and control bodies competent to carry out controls and issue certificates in third countries for the purpose of equivalence.

(10)

The duration of the recognition in accordance with Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of the control bodies listed in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 ends on 30 June 2021. Based on the results of the continuous supervision carried out by the Commission, the recognition of those control bodies should be extended until 31 December 2021.

(11)

As a result of the adoption of Decision No 1/2020 of the EU-San Marino Cooperation Committee (4), San Marino will need to be removed from Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 in the entries for ‘Bioagricert S.r.l.’, ‘CCPB Srl’, ‘Istituto Certificazione Etica e Ambientale’ and ‘Suolo e Salute srl’.

(12)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘AfriCert Limited’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A and B for Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

(13)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Agricert – Certificação de Produtos Alimentares LDA’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition for product categories A and D to Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Cape Verde, Georgia, Ghana, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Senegal, Timor-Leste, Turkey and Vietnam.

(14)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘BioAgricert SrL’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition for product categories A and D to Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia; for product category B to Albania, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ecuador, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Togo, Ukraine and Vietnam, and to extend its recognition for Serbia to product category D, for Senegal to product categories B and D, and for Laos and Turkey to product categories B and E.

(15)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Biodynamic Association Certification’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B, D and F in respect of the United Kingdom.

(16)

BioGro New Zealand Limited’ and ‘Bureau Veritas Certification France SAS’ have notified the Commission of the change of their address.

(17)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Caucascert Ltd’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition for product category A to Turkey.

(18)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Certificadora Biotropico S.A’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A and D in respect of Colombia.

(19)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Control Union Certifications’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Qatar for product categories A and D, and to extend its recognition for Chile to product categories C and F.

(20)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘DQS Polska sp. z o.o.’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition for product categories A, B and D to Brazil, Belarus, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Pakistan, Serbia, Russia, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and South Africa.

(21)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Ecocert SA’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the scope of its recognition for Chile to product category E. In addition, it appears that its recognition for product category A in respect of Russia needs to be withdrawn.

(22)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Ecoglobe’ to amend its specifications. At the request of ‘Ecoglobe’, Afghanistan and Pakistan need to be deleted from the list of third countries for which it has been recognised.

(23)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Ecogruppo Italia’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product category A for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey, for product category B for Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, for product category D for Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey and for product category E for Turkey.

(24)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘ETKO Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Org Ltd Sti’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A and D in respect of Turkey.

(25)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG), DBA as Quality Certification Services (QCS)’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend the geographical scope of its recognition for product categories A, D, and E to the United Arab Emirates, and to extend the recognition for Costa Rica to product categories A and D and the recognition for Turkey to product category E.

(26)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Kiwa Sativa’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A and D in respect of Guinea Bissau.

(27)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘NASAA Certified Organic Pty Ltd’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend its recognition for Australia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Samoa to product category B.

(28)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand (ACT)’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend its recognition for Malaysia and Nepal to product category A. In addition, at the request of ‘Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand (ACT)’, Myanmar/Burma needs to be deleted from the list of third countries for which it has been recognised.

(29)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organic Farmers & Growers C. I. C’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B (except beekeeping), D, E and F in respect of the United Kingdom.

(30)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organic Farmers & Growers (Scotland) Ltd’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B (except beekeeping), D, E and F in respect of the United Kingdom.

(31)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organic Food Development and Certification Center of China (OFDC)’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A and D in respect of China.

(32)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organic Food Federation’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B, D, E and F in respect of the United Kingdom.

(33)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Organización Internacional Agropecuaria’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to extend its recognition for product categories A and D to Ukraine and Turkey, and to extend its recognition for Russia to product category E.

(34)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Overseas Merchandising Inspection CO., Ltd’ to withdraw its recognition and to be deleted from the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. The Commission has accepted the request.

(35)

The Commission has been informed that a wrong code number has been attributed to Kosovo for the control body ‘Q-check’. That code number should therefore be amended to the correct ISO code number.

(36)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product category D in respect of the United Kingdom.

(37)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Soil Association Certification limited’ to amend its specifications. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B, C, D, E and F in respect of the United Kingdom. At the request of the control body, product category B is removed for Cameroon and South Africa due to the absence of operators.

(38)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘Southern Cross Certified Australia Pty Ltd’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, B, D and E in respect of Fiji, Malaysia, Samoa, Singapore, Tonga and Vanuatu, as well as for product categories B and E and for wine and yeast under product category D for Australia.

(39)

The Commission has received and examined a request from ‘SRS Certification GmbH’ to be included in the list in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. Based on the information received, the Commission has concluded that it is justified to recognise that control body for product categories A, D and E in respect of China and Taiwan.

(40)

Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(41)

Following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union on 1 February 2020, ‘Biodynamic Association Certification’, ‘Organic Farmers & Growers C.I.C’, ‘Organic Farmers & Growers (Scotland) Ltd’, ‘Organic Food Federation’, ‘Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd’ and ‘Soil Association Certification Limited’ have requested to be recognised in accordance with Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as control bodies competent to carry out controls and issue certificates in the United Kingdom as a third country. That recognition should therefore take effect from the end of the transition period provided for in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Withdrawal Agreement’), without prejudice to the application of Union law to and in the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland in accordance with Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the Withdrawal Agreement in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol.

(42)

In accordance with Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, the competent authority in Northern Ireland may confer control competences to control authorities and may delegate control tasks to control bodies.

(43)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on organic production,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

Annex III is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation;

(2)

Annex IV is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Points (5), (22), (26) and (27)(a)(i) of Annex II concerning ‘Biodynamic Association Certification’, ‘Organic Farmers & Growers C.I.C’, ‘Organic Farmers & Growers (Scotland) Ltd’, ‘Organic Food Federation’, ‘Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd’ and ‘Soil Association Certification Limited’ shall apply from 1 January 2021.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 17 December 2020.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 189, 20.7.2007, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 of 8 December 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 (OJ L 334, 12.12.2008, p. 25).

(3)  OJ L 331, 14.12.2017, p. 4.

(4)  Decision No 1/2020 of the EU-San Marino Cooperation Committee of 28 May 2020 concerning the applicable provisions on organic production and labelling of organic products, and arrangements for imports of organic products, adopted under the Agreement on Cooperation and Customs Union between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of San Marino, of the other part [2020/889] (OJ L 205, 29.6.2020, p. 20).


ANNEX I

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

in the entry relating to Australia, in point 5, the following row is added:

‘AU-BIO-007

Southern Cross Certified Australia Pty Ltd

https://www.sxcertified.com.au’

(2)

in the entry relating to Canada, point 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

the rows relating to CA-ORG-008 ‘Global Organic Alliance’ and CA-ORG-011 ‘Oregon Tilth Incorporated (OTCO)’ are deleted;

(b)

the rows relating to code numbers CA-ORG-017 and CA-ORG-019 are replaced by the following:

‘CA-ORG-017

Quality Assurance International Incorporated (QAI)

http://www.qai-inc.com

CA-ORG-019

Organisme de Certification Québec Vrai (OCQV)

http://www.quebecvrai.org/’

(3)

in the entry relating to Chile, in point 7, ‘until 31 December 2020’ is replaced by ‘unspecified’;

(4)

in the entry relating to India, point 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

the rows relating to code numbers IN-ORG-003, IN-ORG-004, IN-ORG-005, IN-ORG-006, IN-ORG-007, IN-ORG-012, IN-ORG-014, IN-ORG-016, IN-ORG-017, IN-ORG-021, IN-ORG-024 and IN-ORG-025 are replaced by the following:

‘IN-ORG-003

Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Limited

www.bureauveritas.co.in

IN-ORG-004

CU Inspections India Pvt Ltd

www.controlunion.com

IN-ORG-005

ECOCERT India Pvt. Ltd.

www.ecocert.in

IN-ORG-006

TQ Cert Services Private Limited

www.tqcert.in

IN-ORG-007

IMO Control Pvt. Ltd

www.imocontrol.in

IN-ORG-012

OneCert International

Private Limited

www.onecertinternational.com

IN-ORG-014

Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency (USOCA)

www.usoca.org

IN-ORG-016

Rajasthan State Organic Certification Agency (RSOCA)

www.agriculture.rajasthan.gov.in/rssopca

IN-ORG-017

Chhattisgarh Certification Society, India (CGCERT)

www.cgcert.com

IN-ORG-021

Madhya Pradesh State Organic Certification Agency (MPSOCA)

www.mpsoca.org

IN-ORG-024

Odisha State Organic Certification Agency (OSOCA)

www.ossopca.org

IN-ORG-025

Gujarat Organic Products Certification Agency (GOPCA)

www.gopca.in’

(b)

the following rows are added:

‘IN-ORG-027

Karnataka State Organic

Certification Agency

www.kssoca.org

IN-ORG-028

Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA)

www.ssoca.in

IN-ORG-029

Global Certification

Society

www.glocert.org

IN-ORG-030

GreenCert Biosolutions

Pvt. Ltd

www.greencertindia.in

IN-ORG-031

Telangana State Organic

Certification Authority

www.tsoca.telangana.gov.in

IN-ORG-032

Bihar State Seed and Organic Certification Agency

(BSSOCA)

www.bssca.co.in

IN-ORG-033

Reliable Organic Certification Organization

https://rococert.com

IN-ORG-034

Bhumaatha Organic Certification Bureau (BOCB)

http://www.agricertbocb.in’

(c)

the rows relating to IN-ORG-015 and IN-ORG-020 are deleted;

(5)

in the entry relating to Japan, point 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

the rows relating to code numbers JP-BIO-016, JP-BIO-020, JP-BIO-021, JP-BIO-023, JP-BIO-027, JP-BIO-031 and JP-BIO-034 are replaced by the following:

‘JP-BIO-016

Ehime Organic Agricultural Association

http://eoaa.sakura.ne.jp/

JP-BIO-020

Hiroshima Environment and Health Association

https://www.kanhokyo.or.jp/

JP-BIO-021

ACCIS Inc.

https://www.accis.jp/

JP-BIO-023

Rice Research Organic Food Institute

https://rrofi.jp/

JP-BIO-027

NPO Kumamoto Organic Agriculture Association

http://www.kumayuken.org/

JP-BIO-031

Wakayama Organic Certified Association

https://woca.jpn.org/w/

JP-BIO-034

International Nature Farming Research Center

http://www.infrc.or.jp/’

(b)

the rows relating to code numbers JP-BIO-026 and JP-BIO-030 are deleted;

(c)

the following rows are added:

‘JP-BIO-038

Japan Agricultural Standard Certification Alliance

http://jascert.or.jp/

JP-BIO-039

Japan Grain Inspection Association

http://www.kokken.or.jp/

JP-BIO-040

Okayama Agriculture Development Institute

http://www.nokaiken.or.jp’

(6)

in the entry relating to the Republic of Korea, in point 5, the following rows are added:

‘KR-ORG-036

Hankyoung Certification Center Co., Ltd.

https://blog.naver.com/hk61369

KR-ORG-037

Ctforum. LTD

http://blog.daum.net/ctforum’

(7)

in the entry relating to the United States, in point 5, the rows relating to code numbers US-ORG-001, US-ORG-009, US-ORG-018, US-ORG-022, US-ORG-029, US-ORG-033, US-ORG-034, US-ORG-035, US-ORG-038, US-ORG-039, US-ORG-053, US-ORG-058, and US-ORG-059 are replaced by the following:

‘US-ORG-001

Where Food Comes From Organic

www.wfcforganic.com

US-ORG-009

Department of Plant Industry – Clemson University

www.clemson.edu/organic

US-ORG-018

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

https://www.iowaagriculture.gov/AgDiversification/organicCertification.asp

US-ORG-022

Marin Organic Certified Agriculture

https://www.marincounty.org/depts/ag/moca

US-ORG-029

Monterey County Certified Organic

https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/agricultural-commissioner/agricultural-resource-programs/agricultural-product-quality-and-marketing/monterey-county-certifi#ag

US-ORG-033

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Division of Regulatory Services

www.agriculture.nh.gov

US-ORG-034

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/md/prog/jerseyorganic.html

US-ORG-035

New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Organic Program

www.nmda.nmsu.edu/marketing/organic-program

US-ORG-038

Americert International (OIA North America, LLC)

http://www.americertorganic.com/home

US-ORG-039

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

www.oda.state.ok.us

US-ORG-053

SCS Global Services, Inc.

www.SCSglobalservices.com

US-ORG-058

Washington State Department of Agriculture

www.agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/Organic

US-ORG-059

Yolo County Department of Agriculture

https://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/general-government-departments/agriculture-cooperative-extension/agriculture-and-weights-measures/yolo-certified-organic-agriculture’


ANNEX II

Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

in point 5 of all entries, the date ‘30 June 2021’ is replaced by ‘31 December 2021’;

(2)

after the entry relating to ‘A CERT European Organization for Certification S.A.’, the following entry is inserted:

‘“AfriCert Limited

1.

Address: Plaza 2000 1st Floor, East Wing – Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya

2.

Internet address: www.africertlimited.co.ke

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

BI-BIO-184

Burundi

x

x

CD-BIO-184

Democratic Republic of Congo

x

x

GH-BIO-184

Ghana

x

x

KE-BIO-184

Kenya

x

x

RW-BIO-184

Rwanda

x

x

TZ-BIO-184

Tanzania

x

x

UG-BIO-184

Uganda

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(3)

in the entry relating to ‘Agricert – Certificação de Produtos Alimentares LDA’, in point 3, the following rows are inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘AZ-BIO-172

Azerbaijan

x

x

BR-BIO-172

Brazil

x

x

CM-BIO-172

Cameroon

x

x

CN-BIO-172

China

x

x

CV-BIO-172

Cape Verde

x

x

GE-BIO-172

Georgia

x

x

GH-BIO-172

Ghana

x

x

KH-BIO-172

Cambodia

x

x

KZ-BIO-172

Kazakhstan

x

x

MA-BIO-172

Morocco

x

x

MX-BIO-172

Mexico

x

x

PA-BIO-172

Panama

x

x

PY-BIO-172

Paraguay

x

x

SN-BIO-172

Senegal

x

x

TL-BIO-172

Timor-Leste

x

x

TR-BIO-172

Turkey

x

x

VN-BIO-172

Vietnam

x

x

—’

(4)

in the entry relating to ‘Bioagricert S.r.l.’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AF-BIO-132

Afghanistan

x

x

AL-BIO-132

Albania

x

x

x

x

AZ-BIO-132

Azerbaijan

x

x

BD-BIO-132

Bangladesh

x

x

x

BO-BIO-132

Bolivia

x

x

x

BR-BIO-132

Brazil

x

x

x

CA-BIO-132

Cameroon

x

x

x

 

CN-BIO-132

China

x

x

x

x

EC-BIO-132

Ecuador

x

x

x

ET-BIO-132

Ethiopia

x

x

FJ-BIO-132

Fiji

x

x

x

GE-BIO-132

Georgia

x

x

ID-BIO-132

Indonesia

x

x

IN-BIO-132

India

x

x

IR-BIO-132

Iran

x

x

KG-BIO-132

Kyrgyzstan

x

x

KH-BIO-132

Cambodia

x

x

x

KR-BIO-132

Republic of Korea

x

x

KZ-BIO-132

Kazakhstan

x

x

x

x

LA-BIO-132

Laos

x

x

x

x

LK-BIO-132

Sri Lanka

x

x

x

MA-BIO-132

Morocco

x

x

x

MD-BIO-132

Moldova

x

x

MM-BIO-132

Myanmar/Burma

x

x

x

MX-BIO-132

Mexico

x

x

x

MY-BIO-132

Malaysia

x

x

x

x

NP-BIO-132

Nepal

x

x

x

PF-BIO-132

French Polynesia

x

x

x

PH-BIO-132

Philippines

x

x

x

PY-BIO-132

Paraguay

x

x

x

x

RS-BIO-132

Serbia

x

x

x

RU-BIO-132

Russia

x

x

SG-BIO-132

Singapore

x

x

x

x

SN-BIO-132

Senegal

x

x

x

TG-BIO-132

Togo

x

x

x

TH-BIO-132

Thailand

x

x

x

x

TR-BIO-132

Turkey

x

x

x

x

UA-BIO-132

Ukraine

x

x

x

UY-BIO-132

Uruguay

x

x

x

x

VN-BIO-132

Vietnam

x

x

x

—’

(5)

after the entry relating to ‘Biocert International Pvt Ltd’, the following entry is inserted:

‘“Biodynamic Association Certification”

1.

Address: Painswick Inn, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG, United Kingdom

2.

Internet address: http://bdcertification.org.uk/

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GB-BIO-185

United Kingdom (*1)

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(6)

in the entry relating to ‘BioGro New Zealand Limited’ point 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.

Address: Level 1, 233-237 Lambton Quay, The Old Bank Arcade, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand’;

(7)

in the entry relating to ‘Bureau Veritas Certification France SAS’, point 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.

Address: Le Triangle de l’Arche – 9, cours du Triangle, 92937 Paris la Défense cedex, France’;

(8)

in the entry relating to ‘Caucascert Ltd’, in point 3, the following row is inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘TR-BIO-117

Turkey

x

—’

(9)

in the entry relating to ‘CCPB Srl’, in point 3, the row relating to San Marino is deleted;

(10)

after the entry relating to ‘CERES Certification of Environmental Standards GmbH’, the following entry is inserted:

Certificadora Biotropico S.A”

1.

Address: Casa 5C, Callejon El Mirador, Via Principal, Paraje, Cali, 760032, Colombia

2.

Internet address: www.biotropico.com

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

CO-BIO-186

Colombia

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(11)

in the entry relating to ‘Control Union Certifications’, point 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the following rows are inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘BA-BIO-149

Bosnia and Herzegovina

x

x

QA-BIO-149

Qatar

x

x

—’

(b)

the row relating to Chile is replaced by the following:

‘CL-BIO-149

Chile

x

x

x

x

x’

(12)

in the entry relating to ‘DQS Polska sp. z o.o.’, in point 3, the following rows are inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘BR-BIO-181

Brazil

x

x

x

BY-BIO-181

Belarus

x

x

x

ID-BIO-181

Indonesia

x

x

x

KZ-BIO-181

Kazakhstan

x

x

x

LB-BIO-181

Lebanon

x

x

x

MX-BIO-181

Mexico

x

x

x

MY-BIO-181

Malaysia

x

x

x

NG-BIO-181

Nigeria

x

x

x

PH-BIO-181

Philippines

x

x

x

PK-BIO-181

Pakistan

x

x

x

RS-BIO-181

Serbia

x

x

x

RU-BIO-181

Russia

x

x

x

TR-BIO-181

Turkey

x

x

x

TW-BIO-181

Taiwan

x

x

x

UA-BIO-181

Ukraine

x

x

x

UZ-BIO-181

Uzbekistan

x

x

x

VN-BIO-181

Vietnam

x

x

x

ZA-BIO-181

South Africa

x

x

x

—’

(13)

in the entry relating to ‘Ecocert SA’, in point 3, the rows relating to Chile and Russia are replaced by the following:

‘CL-BIO-154

Chile

x

x

x

x

x

RU-BIO-154

Russia

x

x

—’

(14)

in the entry relating to ‘Ecoglobe’, in point 3, the rows relating to Afghanistan and Pakistan are deleted;

(15)

after the entry relating to ‘Ecoglobe’, the following entry is inserted:

‘“Ecogruppo Italia”

1.

Address: Via Pietro Mascagni 79, 95129 Catania, Italy

2.

Internet address: http://www.ecogruppoitalia.it

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AM-BIO-187

Armenia

x

x

AZ-BIO-187

Azerbaijan

x

BA-BIO-187

Bosnia and Herzegovina

x

x

KZ-BIO-187

Kazakhstan

x

ME-BIO-187

Montenegro

x

x

x

MK-BIO-187

North-Macedonia

x

x

RS-BIO-187

Serbia

x

x

x

TR-BIO-187

Turkey

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(16)

after the entry relating to ‘Ekoagros’, the following entry is inserted:

“ETKO Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Org Ltd Sti”

1.

Address: 160 Nr 13 Daire 3. Izmir 35100, Turkey

2.

Internet address: www.etko.com.tr

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

TR-BIO-109

Turkey

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(17)

in the entry relation to ‘Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG), DBA as Quality Certification Services (QCS)’, point 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the following row is inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘AE-BIO- 144

United Arab Emirates

x

x

x

—’

(b)

the rows relating to Costa Rica and Turkey are replaced by the following:

‘CR-BIO-144

Costa Rica

x

x

x

TR-BIO-144

Turkey

x

x

x

x’

(18)

in the entry relating to ‘Istituto Certificazione Etica e Ambientale’, in point 3, the row relating to San Marino is deleted;

(19)

after the entry relating to ‘Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH’, the following entry is inserted:

‘“Kiwa Sativa”

1.

Address: Rua Robalo Gouveia, 1, 1A, 1900-392, Lisbon, Portugal

2.

Internet address: http://www.sativa.pt

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GW-BIO-188

Guinea-Bissau

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(20)

in the entry relating to ‘NASAA Certified Organic Pty Ltd’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AU-BIO-119

Australia

x

x

CN-BIO-119

China

x

x

x

ID-BIO-119

Indonesia

x

x

x

LK-BIO-119

Sri Lanka

x

x

x

MY-BIO-119

Malaysia

x

x

x

NP-BIO-119

Nepal

x

x

x

PG-BIO-119

Papua New Guinea

x

x

x

SB-BIO-119

Solomon Islands

x

x

x

SG-BIO-119

Singapore

x

x

x

TL-BIO-119

Timor-Leste

x

x

x

TO-BIO-119

Tonga

x

x

x

WS-BIO-119

Samoa

x

x

x

—’

(21)

in the entry relating to ‘Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand (ACT)’, point 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the rows relating to Malaysia and Nepal are replaced by the following:

‘MY-BIO-121

Malaysia

x

x

NP-BIO-121

Nepal

x

x

—’

(b)

the row relating to Myanmar/Burma is deleted;

(22)

after the entry relating to ‘Organic crop improvement association’, the following entries are inserted:

‘“Organic Farmers & Growers C. I. C”

1.

Address: Old Estate Yard, Shrewsbury Road, Albrighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3AG, United Kingdom

2.

Internet address: http://ofgorganic.org/

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GB-BIO-189

United Kingdom (*2)

x

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products, beekeeping.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.

“Organic Farmers & Growers (Scotland) Ltd”

1.

Address: Old Estate Yard, Shrewsbury Road, Albrighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3AG, United Kingdom

2.

Internet address: https://ofgorganic.org/about/scotland

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GB-BIO-190

United Kingdom (*3)

x

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products, beekeeping.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.

“Organic Food Development and Certification Center of China (OFDC)”

1.

Address: 8# Jiangwangmiao Street, Nanjing, 210042, China

2.

Internet address: http://www.ofdc.org.cn

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

CN-BIO-191

China

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.

“Organic Food Federation”

1.

Address: 31 Turbine Way, Swaffham, PE37 7XD, United Kingdom

2.

Internet address: http://www.orgfoodfed.com

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GB-BIO-192

United Kingdom (*4)

x

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’

(23)

in the entry relating to ‘Organización Internacional Agropecuaria’, point 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the row relating to Russia is replaced by the following:

‘RU-BIO-110

Russia

x

x

x

—’

(b)

the following rows are inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘UA-BIO-110

Ukraine

x

x

TR-BIO-110

Turkey

x

x

—’

(24)

the entry relating to ‘Overseas Merchandising Inspection CO., Ltd’ is deleted;

(25)

in the entry relating to ‘Q-check’, in point 3, the row relating to Kosovo is replaced by the following in the order of the code numbers:

‘XK-BIO-179

Kosovo (*5)

x

x

(26)

after the entry relating to ‘Quality Assurance International’, the following entry is inserted:

‘“Quality Welsh Food Certification Ltd”

1.

Address: North Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 2HE, United Kingdom

2.

Internet address: www.qwfc.co.uk

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GB-BIO-193

United Kingdom (*6)

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(27)

the entry relating to ‘Soil Association Certification Limited’, is amended as follows:

(a)

point 3 is amended as follows:

(i)

the following row is inserted in the order of the code numbers:

‘GB-BIO-142

United Kingdom (*7)

x

x

x

x

x

x

(ii)

the rows relating to Cameroon and South Africa are replaced by the following:

‘CM-BIO-142

Cameroon

x

ZA-BIO-142

South Africa

x

x

—’

(b)

point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘Exceptions: in-conversion products.’;

(28)

after the entry relating to ‘Soil Association Certification Limited’, the following entries are inserted:

‘“Southern Cross Certified Australia Pty Ltd”

1.

Address: 8/27 Mayneview Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064, Australia

2.

Internet address: https://www.sxcertified.com.au

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AU-BIO-194

Australia (1)

x

x

x

FJ-BIO-194

Fiji

x

x

x

x

MY-BIO-194

Malaysia

x

x

x

x

SG-BIO-194

Singapore

x

x

x

x

TO-BIO-194

Tonga

x

x

x

x

VU-BIO-194

Vanuatu

x

x

x

x

WS-BIO-194

Samoa

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products and products covered by Annex III.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.

“SRS Certification GmbH”

1.

Address: Friedländer Weg 20, Göttingen, 37085, Germany

2.

Internet address: http://www.srs-certification.com

3.

Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:

Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

CN-BIO-195

China

x

x

x

TW-BIO-195

Taiwan

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5.

Duration of inclusion: until 31 December 2021.’;

(29)

in the entry relating to ‘Suolo e Salute srl’, in point 3, the row relating to San Marino is deleted.


(*1)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

(*2)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

(*3)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

(*4)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

(*5)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.’

(*6)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.

(*7)  In accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 5(4) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in conjunction with Annex 2 to that Protocol, for the purposes of this Annex, references to the United Kingdom do not include Northern Ireland.’

(1)  For this control body, the recognition for product category D in respect of Australia only covers wine and yeast.


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