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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

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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)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

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date

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 537/2009 of 19 June 2009

  L 159

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20.6.2009

 M2

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 471/2010 of 31 May 2010

  L 134

1

1.6.2010

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 590/2011 of 20 June 2011

  L 161

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21.6.2011

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1084/2011 of 27 October 2011

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28.10.2011

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1267/2011 of 6 December 2011

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7.12.2011

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 126/2012 of 14 February 2012

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 508/2012 of 20 June 2012

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21.6.2012

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 751/2012 of 16 August 2012

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 125/2013 of 13 February 2013

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 519/2013 of 21 February 2013

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 567/2013 of 18 June 2013

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19.6.2013

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 586/2013 of 20 June 2013

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21.6.2013

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 355/2014 of 8 April 2014

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 442/2014 of 30 April 2014

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 644/2014 of 16 June 2014

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 829/2014 of 30 July 2014

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1287/2014 of 28 November 2014

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/131 of 26 January 2015

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/931 of 17 June 2015

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1980 of 4 November 2015

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/2345 of 15 December 2015

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/459 of 18 March 2016

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/910 of 9 June 2016

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1330 of 2 August 2016

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1842 of 14 October 2016

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/2259 of 15 December 2016

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/872 of 22 May 2017

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1473 of 14 August 2017

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1862 of 16 October 2017

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2329 of 14 December 2017

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Corrigendum, OJ L 028, 4.2.2015, p.  48 (1287/2014)

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Corrigendum, OJ L 241, 17.9.2015, p.  51 (2015/131)




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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



TITLE I

INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation lays down the detailed rules for the import of compliant products and the import of products providing equivalent guarantees as provided for in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation:

1. ‘certificate of inspection’: means the certificate of inspection referred to in Article 33(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 covering one consignment;

2. ‘documentary evidence’: means the document referred to in Article 68 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 ( 1 ) and in Article 6 of this Regulation, for which the model is set out in Annex II to this Regulation;

3. ‘consignment’: means a quantity of products under one or more Combined Nomenclature codes, covered by a single certificate of inspection, conveyed by the same means of transport and imported from the same third country;

4. ‘first consignee’: means the natural or legal person as defined in Article 2(d) of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008;

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5. ‘verification of the consignment’ means the verification carried out by the relevant Member State's competent authority, in the framework of the official controls provided for in Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ), of the fulfilment of the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 and of this Regulation through systematic documentary checks, random identity checks and, as appropriate according to its risk assessment, physical checks, prior to the release of the consignment for free circulation into the Union in accordance with Article 13 of this Regulation;

6. ‘relevant Member State's competent authority’: means the customs authority, food safety authority or other authorities designated by the Member States pursuant to Article 27(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 responsible for the verification of the consignments and the endorsement of the certificates of inspection;

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7. ‘assessment report’: means the assessment report referred to in Articles 32(2) and 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 drawn up by an independent third party fulfilling the requirements of ISO Standard 17011 or by a relevant competent authority, which includes information on document reviews, including the descriptions referred to in Articles 4(3)(b) and 11(3)(b) of this Regulation, on office audits, including critical locations and on risk-oriented witness audits conducted in representative third countries;

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8. ‘aquaculture products’: means aquaculture products as defined in point 34 of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 3 );

9. ‘unprocessed’: means unprocessed as used in the definition of unprocessed products in point (n) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 4 ), irrespective of packaging or labelling operations;

10. ‘processed’: means processed as used in the definition of processed products in point (o) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, irrespective of packaging or labelling operations;

11. ‘point of entry’: means the point of release for free circulation.

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TITLE II

IMPORT OF COMPLIANT PRODUCTS



CHAPTER 1

List of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of compliance

Article 3

Compilation and content of the list of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of compliance

1.  The Commission shall draw up a list of control bodies and control authorities, recognised for the purpose of compliance in accordance with Article 32(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. The list shall be published in Annex I to this Regulation. The procedures for drawing up and amending the list are defined in Articles 4, 16 and 17 of this Regulation. The list shall be made available to the public on the Internet in accordance with Articles 16(4) and 17 of this Regulation.

2.  The list shall contain all the information necessary in respect of each control body or control authority to allow verifying whether products placed on the Community market have been controlled by a control body or authority recognised in accordance with Article 32(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in particular:

(a) the name and address of the control body or control authority, including e-mail and Internet address and their code number;

(b) the third countries concerned and in which the products have their origin;

(c) the product categories concerned for each third country;

(d) the duration of the inclusion in the list;

(e) the Internet address where the list of operators subject to the control system can be found, including their certification status and the product categories concerned, as well as suspended and decertified operators and products.

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Procedure for requesting inclusion in the list of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of compliance

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1.  The Commission shall consider whether to recognise and include a control body or control authority in the list provided for in Article 3 upon receipt of a request thereto from the representative of the control body or control authority concerned on the basis of the model of application made available by the Commission in accordance with Article 17(2). Only complete requests that have been received before ►M29  31 October 2018 ◄ shall be taken into account for the drawing up of the first list.

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2.  The request can be introduced by control bodies and control authorities established in the Community or in a third country.

3.  The request shall consist of a technical dossier, which shall comprise all the information needed for the Commission to ensure that the conditions set out in Article 32(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 are met for all organic products intended for export to the Community, namely:

(a) an overview of the activities of the control body or control authority in the third country or third countries concerned, including an estimate of the number of operators involved and an indication of the expected nature and quantities of agricultural products and foodstuffs originated from the third country or third countries concerned and intended for export to the Community under the rules set out in Article 32(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007;

(b) a detailed description of how Titles II, III and IV of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as well as the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 have been implemented in the third country or in each of the third countries concerned;

(c) a copy of the assessment report as set out in the fourth subparagraph of Article 32(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007:

(i) proving that the control body or control authority has been satisfactorily assessed on its ability to meet the conditions set out in Article 32(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007;

(ii) giving guarantees on the elements referred to in Article 27(2), (3), (5), (6) and (12) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007;

(iii) ensuring that the control body or control authority meets the control requirements and precautionary measures set out in Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008; and

(iv) confirming that it has effectively implemented its control activities according to these conditions and requirements;

(d) proof that the control body or authority has notified its activities to the authorities of the third country concerned and its undertaking to respect the legal requirements imposed on it by the authorities of the third country concerned;

(e) the website address where the list of operators subject to the control system can be found, as well as a contact point where information is readily available on their certification status, the product categories concerned, as well as suspended and decertified operators and products;

(f) an undertaking to comply with the provisions of Article 5 of this Regulation;

(g) any other information deemed relevant by the control body or control authority or by the Commission.

4.  When examining a request for inclusion in the list of control body or control authority, and also any time after its inclusion, the Commission may request any further information, including the presentation of one or more on-the-spot examination reports established by independent experts. Furthermore, the Commission may, based on risk-assessment and in case of suspected irregularities, organise an on-the-spot examination by experts it designates.

5.  The Commission shall assess whether the technical dossier referred to in paragraph 3 and the information referred to in paragraph 4 are satisfactory and may subsequently decide to recognise and include a control body or control authority in the list. The decision shall be taken in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

Article 5

Management and review of the list of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of compliance

1.  A control body or control authority may only be included in the list referred to in Article 3 when it fulfils the following obligations:

(a) if, after the control body or control authority has been included in the list, any changes are made to the measures applied by the control body or control authority, that control body or control authority shall notify the Commission thereof; requests to amend the information in respect of a control body or control authority referred to in Article 3(2) shall also be notified to the Commission;

(b) a control body or control authority included in the list shall keep available and communicate at first request all information related to its control activities in the third country; it shall give access to its offices and facilities to experts designated by the Commission;

(c) by 31 March every year, the control body or control authority shall send a concise annual report to the Commission; the annual report shall update the information of the technical dossier referred to in Article 4(3); it shall describe in particular the control activities carried out by the control body or control authority in the third countries during the previous year, the results obtained, the irregularities and infringements observed and the corrective measures taken; it shall furthermore contain the most recent assessment report or update of such report, which shall contain the results of the regular on-the-spot evaluation, surveillance and multiannual reassessment as referred to in Article 32(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007; the Commission may request any other information deemed necessary;

(d) in the light of any information received, the Commission may at any time amend the specifications relating to the control body or control authority and may suspend the entry of that body or authority in the list referred to in Article 3; a similar decision may also be made where a control body or authority has not supplied information required or where it has not agreed to an on-the-spot examination;

(e) the control body or control authority shall make available to interested parties, on an Internet website, a continuously updated list of operators and products certified as organic.

2.  If a control body or a control authority does not send the annual report, referred to in paragraph 1(c), does not keep available or does not communicate all information related to its technical dossier, control system or updated list of operators and products certified as organic, or does not agree to an on-the-spot examination, after request by the Commission within a period which the Commission shall determine according to the severity of the problem and which generally may not be less than 30 days, that control body or control authority may be withdrawn from the list of control bodies and control authorities, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

If a control body or a control authority fails to take appropriate and timely remedial action, the Commission shall withdraw it from the list without delay.



CHAPTER 2

Documentary evidence required for import of compliant products

Article 6

Documentary evidence

1.  The documentary evidence required for import of compliant products referred to in Article 32(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, shall, in accordance with Article 17(2) of this Regulation, be established on the basis of the model set out in Annex II to this Regulation and contain at least all the elements that are part of that model.

2.  The original documentary evidence shall be established by a control authority or the control body which has been recognised for issuing that documentary by a decision as referred to in Article 4.

3.  The authority or body issuing the documentary evidence shall follow the rules established in accordance with Article 17(2) and in the model, notes and guidelines made available by the Commission via the computer system enabling electronic exchange of documents referred to in Article 17(1).



TITLE III

IMPORT OF PRODUCTS PROVIDING EQUIVALENT GUARANTEES



CHAPTER 1

List of recognised third countries

Article 7

Compilation and content of the list of third countries

1.  The Commission shall establish a list of recognised third countries in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. The list of recognised countries is set out in Annex III to this Regulation. The procedures for drawing up and amending the list are defined in Articles 8 and 16 of this Regulation. Amendments to the list shall be made available to the public on the Internet in accordance with Articles 16(4) and 17 of this Regulation.

2.  The list shall contain all the information necessary in respect of each third country to allow verifying whether products placed on the Community market have been subject to the control system of the third country recognised in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in particular:

(a) the product categories concerned;

(b) the origin of the products;

(c) a reference to the production standards applied in the third country;

(d) the competent authority in the third country responsible for the control system, its address, including e-mail and Internet addresses;

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(e) the name, address, email address, internet address and code number of the control authority or authorities and the control body or bodies recognised by the competent authority referred to in point (d) to carry out controls;

(f) the name, address, email address, internet address and code number of the authority or authorities and the control body or bodies responsible in the third country for issuing certificates with a view to importing into the Union;

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(g) the duration of the inclusion in the list.

Article 8

Procedure for requesting inclusion in the list of third countries

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1.  The Commission shall consider whether to include a third country in the list provided for in Article 7 upon receipt of a request for inclusion from the representative of the third country concerned, provided that such request is submitted before 1 July 2014.

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2.  The Commission shall only be required to consider a request for inclusion which meets the following preconditions.

The request for inclusion shall be completed by a technical dossier, which shall comprise all the information needed for the Commission to ensure that the conditions set out in Article 33(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 are met for products intended for export to the Community, namely:

(a) general information on the development of organic production in the third country, the products produced, the area in cultivation, the production regions, the number of producers, the food processing taking place;

(b) an indication of the expected nature and quantities of organic agricultural products and foodstuffs intended for export to the Community;

(c) the production standards applied in the third country as well as an assessment of their equivalence to the standards applied in the Community;

(d) the control system applied in the third country, including the monitoring and supervisory activities carried out by the competent authorities in the third country, as well as an assessment of its equivalent effectiveness when compared to the control system applied in the Community;

(e) the Internet or other address where the list of operators subject to the control system can be found, as well as a contact point where information is readily available on their certification status and the product categories concerned;

(f) the information the third country proposes to include in the list as referred to in Article 7;

(g) an undertaking to comply with the provisions of Article 9;

(h) any other information deemed relevant by the third country or by the Commission.

3.  When examining a request for inclusion in the list of recognised third countries, and also any time after its inclusion, the Commission may request any further information, including the presentation of one or more on-the-spot examination reports established by independent experts. Furthermore, the Commission may, based on risk-assessment and in case of suspected irregularities organise an on-the-spot examination by experts it designates.

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Experts from other third countries recognised in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 may be invited by the Commission to attend on-the-spot-examination as observers.

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4.  The Commission shall assess whether the technical dossier referred to in paragraph 2 and the information referred to in paragraph 3 are satisfactory and may subsequently decide to recognise and include a third country in the list for a three-year period. Where the Commission considers that the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and this Regulation continue to be met, it may decide to extend the inclusion of the third country after that three-year period.

The decisions referred to in the first subparagraph shall be taken in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

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Article 9

Management and review of the list of third countries

1.  The Commission shall only be required to consider a request for inclusion when the third country undertakes to accept the following conditions:

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(a) if, after a third country has been included in the list, any changes are made to the measures in force in the third country or their implementation and in particular to its control system, that third country shall notify the Commission thereof without delay; any changes made to the information referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 7(2) shall be notified to the Commission without delay via the computer system referred to in Article 94(1) of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008;

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(b) the annual report referred to in Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 shall update the information of the technical dossier referred to in Article 8(2) of this Regulation; it shall describe in particular the monitoring and supervisory activities carried out by the competent authority of the third country, the results obtained and the corrective measures taken;

(c) in the light of any information received, the Commission may at any time amend the specifications relating to the third country and may suspend the entry of that country from the list referred to in Article 7; a similar decision may also be made where a third country has not supplied information required or where it has not agreed to an on-the-spot examination.

2.  If a third country does not send the annual report, referred to Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, does not keep available or does not communicate all information related to its technical dossier or control system or does not agree to an on-the-spot examination, after request by the Commission within a period which the Commission shall determine according to the severity of the problem and which generally may not be less than 30 days, that third country may be withdrawn from the list, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.



CHAPTER 2

List of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of equivalence

Article 10

Compilation and content of the list of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of equivalence

1.  The Commission shall draw up a list of control bodies and control authorities, recognised for the purpose of equivalence in accordance with Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. The list shall be published in Annex IV to this Regulation. The procedures for drawing up and amending the list are defined in Articles 11, 16 and 17 of this Regulation. The list shall be made available to the public on the Internet in accordance with Articles 16(4) and 17 of this Regulation.

2.  The list shall contain all the information necessary in respect of each control body or authority to allow verifying whether products placed on the Community market have been controlled by a control body or authority recognised in accordance with Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in particular:

(a) the name, address and code number of the control body or authority, and, when appropriate, its e-mail and Internet address;

(b) the third countries not listed in the list provided for in Article 7 where the products have their origin;

(c) the product categories concerned for each third country;

(d) the duration of the inclusion in the list; and

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(e) the internet website where an updated list of operators subject to the control system can be found, indicating their certification status and the product categories concerned as well as a contact point where information is available on suspended and decertified operators and products; and

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(f) the internet website where a complete presentation of the production standard and control measures applied by the control body or control authority in a third country can be found.

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3.  By way of derogation from paragraph 2(b), those products originating from a recognised third country listed in accordance with Article 7, but not covered by the recognition granted to that third country, may be included in the list provided for in this Article.

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Article 11

Procedure for requesting inclusion in the list of recognised control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of equivalence

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1.  The Commission shall consider whether to include a control body or control authority in the list provided for in Article 10 upon receipt of a request thereto from the representative of the control body or control authority concerned on the basis of the model of application made available by the Commission in accordance with Article 17(2). Only complete requests shall be taken into account for updating the list.

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2.  The request can be introduced by control bodies and control authorities established in the Community or in a third country.

3.  The request for inclusion shall consist of a technical dossier, which shall comprise all the information needed for the Commission to ensure that the conditions set out in Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 are met for products intended for export to the Community, namely:

(a) an overview of the activities of the control body or control authority in the third country or third countries, including an estimate of the number of operators involved and the expected nature and quantities of agricultural products and foodstuffs intended for export to the Community under the rules set out in Article 33(1) and (3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007;

(b) a description of the production standards and control measures applied in the third countries, including an assessment of the equivalence of these standards and measures with Titles III, IV and V of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as well as with the associated implementing rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 889/2008;

(c) a copy of the assessment report as set out in the fourth subparagraph of Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007:

(i) proving that the control body or control authority has been satisfactorily assessed on its ability to meet the conditions set out in Article 33(1) and (3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007;

(ii) confirming that it has effectively implemented its activities according to those conditions; and

(iii) demonstrating and confirming the equivalence of the production standards and control measures referred to in subparagraph (b) of this paragraph;

(d) proof that the control body or control authority has notified its activities to the authorities of each of the third countries concerned and its undertaking to respect the legal requirements imposed on it by the authorities of each of the third countries concerned;

(e) the Internet website where the list of operators subject to the control system can be found, as well as a contact point where information is readily available on their certification status, the product categories concerned, as well as suspended and decertified operators and products;

(f) an undertaking to comply with the provisions of Article 12;

(g) any other information deemed relevant by the control body or control authority or by the Commission.

4.  When examining a request for inclusion in the list of control body or control authority, and also any time after its inclusion, the Commission may request any further information, including the presentation of one or more on-the-spot examination reports established by independent expert. Furthermore, the Commission may organise an on-the-spot examination by experts it designates on a risk-based approach and in case of suspected irregularities.

5.  The Commission shall assess whether the technical dossier referred to in paragraph 2 and the information referred to in paragraph 3 are satisfactory and may subsequently decide to recognise and include a control body or control authority in the list. The decision shall be taken in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

Article 12

Management and review of the list of control bodies and control authorities for the purpose of equivalence

1.  A control body or control authority may only be included in the list referred to in Article 10 when it fulfils the following obligations:

(a) if, after a control body or control authority has been included in the list, any changes are made to the measures applied by the control body or control authority, that control body or control authority shall notify the Commission thereof; requests to amend the information in respect of a control body or authority referred to in Article 10(2), shall also be notified to the Commission;

(b) by ►M12  28 February ◄ every year, the control body or control authority shall send a concise annual report to the Commission. The annual report shall update the information of the technical dossier referred to in Article 11(3); it shall describe in particular the control activities carried out by the control body or control authority in the third countries in the previous year, the results obtained, the irregularities and infringements observed and the corrective measures taken; It shall furthermore contain the most recent assessment report or update of such report, which shall contain the results of the regular on-the-spot evaluation, surveillance and multiannual reassessment as referred to in Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007; the Commission may request any other information deemed necessary;

(c) in the light of any information received, the Commission may at any time amend the specifications relating to the control body or control authority and may suspend the entry of that body or authority from the list referred to in Article 10; a similar decision may also be made where a control body or control authority has not supplied information required or where it has not agreed to an on-the-spot examination;

(d) the control body or control authority shall make available to interested parties, by electronic means, a continuously updated list of operators, and of products certified as organic.

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2.  In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 a control body or a control authority, or a reference to a specific product category or to a specific third country in relation to that control body or control authority, may be withdrawn from the list referred to in Article 10 of this Regulation in the following cases:

(a) if its annual report referred to paragraph 1(b) has not been received by the Commission by ►M12  28 February ◄ ;

(b) if it does not notify the Commission in due time of changes to its technical dossier;

(c) if it does not provide information to the Commission during the investigations of an irregularity case;

(d) if it fails to take adequate corrective measures in response to the irregularities and infringements observed;

(e) if it does not agree to an on-the-spot examination required by the Commission, or if an on-the-spot examination comes up with a negative result due to systematic malfunctioning of control measures;

(f) in any other situation presenting the risk for the consumer to be misled about the true nature of the products certified by the control body or the control authority.

If a control body or a control authority fails to take appropriate and timely remedial action after request by the Commission within a period which the Commission shall determine according to the severity of the problem and which generally may not be less than 30 days, the Commission shall withdraw it from the list without delay in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. That withdrawal decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Commission shall make the amended list available as soon as possible to the public by any appropriate technical means, including publication on the Internet.

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CHAPTER 3

Release for free circulation of products imported in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007

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Article 13

Certificate of inspection

1.  The release for free circulation in the Union of a consignment of products referred to in Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and imported in accordance with Article 33 of that Regulation shall be conditional on:

(a) the submission of an original certificate of inspection to the relevant Member State's competent authority;

(b) the verification of the consignment and the endorsement of the certificate of inspection by the relevant Member State's competent authority; and

(c) the indication of the number of the certificate of inspection in the customs declaration for release for free circulation as referred to in Article 158(1) of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 5 ).

The verification of the consignment and the endorsement of the certificate of inspection shall be carried out by the relevant Member State's competent authority in that Member State where the consignment is released for free circulation in the Union.

Member States shall designate the points of entry in their territory and inform the Commission of the designated points of entry.

2.  The certificate of inspection shall be issued by the relevant control authority or control body, endorsed by the relevant Member State's competent authority and completed by the first consignee on the basis of the model and the notes set out in Annex V and using the electronic Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) established by Commission Decision 2003/24/EC ( 6 ).

The original certificate of inspection shall be a printed and hand-signed copy of the completed electronic certificate in TRACES or, alternatively, a certificate of inspection signed in TRACES with an advanced electronic signature within the meaning of Article 3(11) of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 7 ) or with an electronic signature offering equivalent assurances with regard to the functionalities attributed to a signature by applying the same rules and conditions as those laid down in the Commission's provisions on electronic and digitised documents, set out in the Annex to Commission Decision 2004/563/EC, Euratom ( 8 ).

When the original certificate of inspection is a printed and hand-signed copy of the completed electronic certificate in TRACES, control authorities, control bodies, relevant Member State's competent authorities and the first consignee shall verify at each stage of issuing, endorsement and reception of the certificate of inspection that this copy corresponds to the information indicated in TRACES.

3.  To be accepted for endorsement, the certificate of inspection shall have been issued by the control authority or control body of the producer or the processor of the product concerned or, where the operator carrying out the last operation for the purposes of preparation is different from the producer or processor of the product, by the control authority or control body of the operator carrying out the last operation for the purposes of preparation as defined in Article 2(i) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

That control authority or control body shall be:

(a) a control authority or control body listed in Annex III to this Regulation for the products concerned and for the third country in which the products have their origin, or, where applicable, in which the last operation for the purposes of preparation has been carried out; or

(b) a control authority or control body listed in Annex IV to this Regulation for the products concerned and for the third country in which the products have their origin or in which the last operation for the purposes of preparation has been carried out.

4.  The control authority or control body issuing the certificate of inspection shall only issue the certificate of inspection and sign the declaration in box 18 of the certificate after it has carried out a documentary check on the basis of all relevant inspection documents, including in particular the production plan for the product concerned, transport documents and commercial documents and, as appropriate according to its risk assessment, it has carried out a physical check of the consignment.

However, for processed products, if the control authority or control body issuing the certificate of inspection is a control authority or control body listed in Annex III, it shall only issue the certificate of inspection and sign the declaration in box 18 of the certificate after it has verified that all organic ingredients of the product have been controlled and certified by a control authority or control body recognised by the third country concerned listed in that Annex, or if the issuing control authority or control body is a control authority or control body listed in Annex IV, it shall only issue the certificate of inspection and sign the declaration in box 18 of the certificate after it has verified that all organic ingredients of such products have been controlled and certified by a control authority or control body listed in Annex III or IV or have been produced and certified in the Union in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

Where the operator carrying out the last operation for the purposes of preparation is different from the producer or processor of the product, the control authority or control body issuing the certificate of inspection and listed in Annex IV shall only issue the certificate of inspection and sign the declaration in box 18 of the certificate after it has carried out a documentary check on the basis of all relevant inspection documents, including transport documents and commercial documents, it has verified that the production or the processing of the product concerned has been controlled and certified by a control body or control authority recognised for the products concerned and the country concerned in accordance with Article 33(3) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and it has carried out, as appropriate according to its risk assessment, a physical check of the consignment.

At the request of the Commission or of the competent authority of a Member State, the control authority or control body issuing the certificate of inspection in accordance with the second and third subparagraphs shall make available without delay the list of all operators in the organic production chain and the control authorities or control bodies under whose control those operators have placed their operations.

5.  The certificate of inspection shall be made in one single original.

The first consignee or, where relevant, the importer may make a copy of the certificate of inspection for the purpose of informing the control authorities and control bodies in accordance with Article 83 of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. Any such copy shall carry the indication ‘COPY’ printed or stamped thereon.

6.  At the verification of a consignment, the relevant Member State's competent authority shall endorse the original certificate of inspection in box 20 and shall return it to the person who submitted the certificate.

7.  The first consignee shall, at the reception of the consignment, complete box 21 of the certificate of inspection, to certify that the reception of the consignment has been carried out in accordance with Article 34 of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008.

The first consignee shall then send the original of the certificate to the importer mentioned in box 11 of the certificate for the purposes of the second subparagraph of Article 33(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

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Article 13a

Force majeure or exceptional circumstances

1.  In cases of force majeure or exceptional circumstances preventing the electronic system from working, and in particular of malfunctioning of the system or a lack of a lasting connection, certificates of inspection and their extracts may be issued and endorsed pursuant to Article 13(3) to (7) without using TRACES in accordance with paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this Article, and on the basis of the models and the notes set out in Annex V or VI. The competent authorities, control authorities, control bodies and operators shall inform the Commission without delay and shall insert in TRACES all the necessary details within ten calendar days following the re-establishment of the system.

2.  When the certificate of inspection is issued without using TRACES, it shall be drawn up in one of the official languages of the Union and filled in, except for the stamps and signatures, either entirely in capital letters or entirely in typescript.

The certificate of inspection shall be in the official language or one of the official languages of the Member State of clearance. Where necessary, the relevant Member State's competent authorities may request a translation of the certificate of inspection into its official language or one of its official languages.

Uncertified alterations or erasures shall invalidate the certificate.

3.  The control authority or control body issuing the certificate of inspection shall give a serial number to each issued certificate and keep a register of the issued certificates in chronological order and make the correspondence afterward with the serial number given by TRACES.

4.  Where the certificate of inspection is issued and endorsed without using TRACES, the second and third subparagraphs of Article 15(1) and Article 15(5) shall not apply.

Article 13b

Importer

The importer shall indicate the number of the certificate of inspection in the customs declaration for release for free circulation as referred to in Article 158(1) of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013.

Article 13c

Access rights

The Commission shall be in charge of granting and updating access rights to TRACES of the competent authorities as defined in Article 2(n) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, of competent authorities of third countries recognised in accordance with Article 33(2) of that Regulation and of control authorities and control bodies listed in Annex III or IV to this Regulation. Before granting access rights to TRACES, the Commission shall verify the identity of the competent authorities, control authorities and control bodies concerned.

The competent authorities as defined in Article 2(n) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 shall be in charge of granting and updating access rights to TRACES of operators, control authorities and control bodies in the Union. Before granting access rights to TRACES, the competent authorities shall verify the identity of the operators, control authorities and control bodies concerned. Member States shall designate a single authority responsible to coordinate the cooperation and the contacts with the Commission in this area.

The competent authorities shall communicate the granted access rights to the Commission. The Commission shall activate those access rights in TRACES.

Article 13d

Integrity and legibility of information

TRACES shall protect the integrity of the information encoded in accordance with this Regulation.

In particular, it shall offer the following guarantees:

(a) it shall allow each user to be unequivocally identified and shall incorporate effective control measures of access rights in order to protect against illegal, malicious or unauthorised access, deletion, alteration or movement of the information, files and metadata;

(b) it shall be equipped with physical protection systems against intrusions and environmental incidents and software protection against cyber-attacks;

(c) it shall safeguard stored data in an environment which is secure in both physical and software terms;

(d) it shall prevent, by various means, any unauthorised changes and incorporate integrity mechanisms to check if the information has been altered over time;

(e) it shall keep an audit trail for each essential stage of the procedure;

(f) it shall provide reliable format conversion and migration procedures in order to guarantee that the information is legible and accessible throughout the entire storage period required;

(g) it shall have sufficiently detailed and up-to-date functional and technical documentation on the operation and characteristics of the system, that documentation being accessible at all times to the organisational entities responsible for the functional and/or technical specifications.

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Article 14

Special customs procedures

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1.  Where a consignment coming from a third country is placed under customs warehousing or inward processing as provided for in Regulation (EU) No 952/2013, and subject to one or more preparations as referred to in the second subparagraph, the relevant Member State's competent authority shall carry out the verification of the consignment as referred to in point (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 13(1) of this Regulation before the first preparation is carried out. The reference number of the customs declaration by which the goods have been declared for customs warehousing or for inward processing procedure shall be indicated in box 19 of the certificate of inspection.

The preparation shall be limited to the following types of operations:

(a) packaging or repackaging; or

(b) labelling concerning the presentation of the organic production method.

After this preparation, the consignment shall be subject, before the release for free circulation, to the measures referred to in Article 13(1) of this Regulation.

After this procedure, the original of the certificate of inspection shall, where relevant, be returned to the importer of the consignment, referred to in box 11 of the certificate for the purposes of the second subparagraph of Article 33(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

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2.  Where, under a suspensive customs procedure pursuant to Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92, a consignment coming from a third country is intended to be submitted in a Member State, before its release for free circulation in the Community, to a splitting into different batches, the consignment shall be subject, before this splitting is carried out, to the measures referred to in Article 13(1) of this Regulation.

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For each of the batches which results from the splitting, the importer mentioned in box 11 of the certificate of inspection shall submit an extract of the certificate of inspection through TRACES to the relevant Member State's competent authority, in accordance with the model and the notes set out in Annex VI. After verification of the batch, the relevant Member State's competent authority shall endorse the extract of the certificate of inspection in box 13 for the purpose of the release for free circulation. The verification of the batch and the endorsement of the extract of the certificate of inspection shall be carried out by the relevant Member State's competent authority in that Member State where the batch is released for free circulation in the Union.

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A copy of each endorsed extract from the certificate of inspection shall be kept together with the original certificate of inspection by the person identified as the original importer of the consignment and mentioned in box 11 of the certificate of inspection. This copy shall carry the indication ‘COPY’ or ‘DUPLICATE’ printed or stamped thereon.

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The consignee of a batch shall, at the reception thereof, complete the original of the extract of the certificate of inspection in box 14, in order to certify that the reception of the batch has been carried out in accordance with Article 34 of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008.

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The consignee of a batch shall keep the extract of the certificate of inspection at the disposal of the control authorities and/or control bodies for not less than two years.

3.  The preparation and splitting operations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions set out in Title V of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008.

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Article 15

Non-compliant products

1.  Without prejudice to any measures or actions taken in accordance with Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and/or Regulation (EC) No 889/2008, the release for free circulation in the Union of products not in conformity with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 shall be conditional on the removal of references to organic production from the labelling, advertising and accompanying documents.

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When the verification of a consignment by a relevant Member State's competent authority leads to the detection of an infringement or an irregularity that leads to the refusal of the endorsement of the certificate and of the release for free circulation of products, that authority shall without delay notify that infringement or irregularity to the Commission and to the other Member States through TRACES.

Member States shall ensure effective and efficient coordination amongst competent authorities performing official controls with a view to exchanging without delay information on the detection of consignments of products referred to in Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 bearing terms referring to the organic production method, but not declared as intended to be imported in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. The relevant Member State's competent authority shall without delay notify the Commission and the other Member States of those findings through TRACES.

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The importer and the control authority or control body which issued the certificate of inspection as referred to in Article 13 of this Regulation shall immediately inform the control bodies, control authorities and competent authorities of the Member States concerned and of the third countries involved in the organic production of the products in question and, where appropriate, the Commission. The control authority or control body may require that the product cannot be placed on the market with indications referring to the organic production method until it is satisfied, by the information received from the operator or from other sources, that the doubt has been eliminated.

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3.  Without prejudice to any measures or actions to be taken in accordance with Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, where a control authority or control body of a Member State or a third country has a substantiated suspicion of an infringement or irregularity as regards compliance of imported organic products from third countries recognised in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 or imported organic products controlled by control authorities or control bodies recognised in accordance with Article 33(3) of that Regulation with the requirements laid down in that Regulation, it shall take all necessary measures in accordance with Article 91(2) of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 and shall immediately inform the control bodies, control authorities and competent authorities of the Member States concerned and of the third countries involved in the organic production of the products in question and the Commission.

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4.  Where a competent authority of a third country recognised in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 or a control authority or control body recognised in accordance with Article 33(3) of that Regulation is notified by the Commission after having received a communication from a Member State informing it of a substantiated suspicion of an infringement or irregularity as regards compliance of imported organic products with the requirements laid down in that Regulation or this Regulation, it shall investigate the origin of the suspected irregularity or infringement and shall inform the Commission and the Member State which sent the initial communication of the result of the investigation and of the action taken. That information shall be sent within 30 calendar days from the date of sending of the original notification by the Commission.

The Member State which sent the initial communication may ask the Commission to request additional information, if needed, which shall be sent to the Commission and to the Member State concerned. In any case, after receiving a reply or additional information, the Member State which sent the initial communication shall make the necessary entries and updates in the computer system referred to in Article 94(1) of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008.

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5.  The importer, the first consignee or their control authority or control body shall send the information on infringements or irregularities as regards imported products to the competent authorities of the Member States concerned via the computer system referred to in Article 94(1) of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 through TRACES.

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TITLE IV

COMMON RULES

Article 16

Assessment of the requests and publication of the lists

1.  The Commission shall examine the requests received in accordance with Articles 4, 8 and 11 with the assistance of the Committee on organic production, referred to in Article 37(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (hereafter called ‘the Committee’). For this purposes the Committee shall adopt specific internal rules of procedure.

In order to assist the Commission with the examination of the requests and with the management and review of the lists, the Commission shall set up an expert group consisting of governmental and private experts.

2.  For each request received, and after appropriate consultation with Member States in accordance with the specific internal rules of procedure, the Commission shall nominate two Member States to act as co-reporters. The Commission shall divide the requests between the Member States proportionally with the number of votes of each Member State in the Committee on organic production. The co-reporting Member States shall examine the documentation and information as set out in Articles 4, 8 and 11 related to the request and shall draw up a report. For the management and review of the lists, they shall also examine the annual reports and any other information referred to in Articles 5, 9 and 12 related to the entries on the lists.

3.  Taking into account the result of the examination by the co-reporting Member States, the Commission shall decide, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 37(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, on the recognition of third countries, control bodies or control authorities, their inclusion on the lists or any modification of the lists, including the attribution of a code number to those bodies and authorities. The decisions shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

4.  The Commission shall make the lists available to the public by any appropriate technical means, including publication on the Internet.

Article 17

Communication

1.  When transmitting documents or other information referred to in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in this Regulation to the Commission or the Member States, the competent authorities of third countries, the control authorities or the control bodies shall use electronic transmission. When specific electronic transmission systems are made available by the Commission or the Member States, they shall use these systems. The Commission and the Member States shall also use these systems to provide each other with concerned documents.

2.  For the form and content of documents and information referred to in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in this Regulation, the Commission shall set out guidelines, models and questionnaires where appropriate and make them available in the computer system referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. These guidelines, models and questionnaires shall be adapted and updated by the Commission, after having informed the Member States and the competent authorities of third countries, as well as the control authorities and control bodies recognised in accordance with this Regulation.

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3.  The computer system provided for in paragraph 1 shall be able to collect the requests, documents and information referred to in this Regulation where appropriate.

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4.  The supporting documents referred to in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and in this Regulation, in particular in Articles 4, 8 and 11, shall be kept by the competent authorities of third countries, the control authorities or the control bodies at the disposal of the Commission and the Member States for at least three years following the year in which the controls took place or the certificates of inspection and documentary evidence were delivered.

5.  Where a document or procedure provided for in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 or in the detailed rules for its application requires the signature of an authorised person or the approval of a person at one or more of the stages of that procedure, the computer systems set up for the communication of those documents must make it possible to identify each person unambiguously and provide reasonable assurance that the contents of the documents, including as regards the stages of the procedure, cannot be altered, in accordance with Community legislation, and in particular with Commission Decision 2004/563/EC, Euratom.



TITLE V

FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL RULES

Article 18

Transitional rules on the list of third countries

Requests for inclusion from third countries submitted in accordance with Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 345/2008 before the 1 January 2009 shall be treated as applications under Article 8 of this Regulation.

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The first list of recognised countries shall include Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, India, Israel ( 9 ), New Zealand and Switzerland. It shall not contain the code numbers referred to in Article 7(2)(f) of this Regulation. These code numbers shall be added before 1 July 2010 by updating the list in accordance with Article 17(2).

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Article 19a

Transitional rules on the use of certificates of inspection not issued in TRACES

Until 19 October 2017 certificates of inspection as referred to in Article 13(1)(a) and their extracts as referred to in Article 14(2) may be issued and endorsed pursuant to Article 13(3) to (7) without using TRACES in accordance with Article 13a(1), (2) and (3) and on the basis of the models and the notes set out in Annex V or VI.

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Article 20

Repeal

Regulations (EC) No 345/2008 and (EC) No 605/2008 are repealed.

References to the repealed Regulations shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex VII.

Article 21

Entry into force

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

It shall apply as from 1 January 2009.

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




ANNEX I

LIST OF CONTROL BODIES AND CONTROL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLIANCE AND RELEVANT SPECIFICATIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 3




ANNEX II

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ANNEX III

LIST OF THIRD COUNTRIES AND RELEVANT SPECIFICATIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 7

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Note: According to Article 17(1)(f) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 animals and animal products produced during the conversion period shall not be marketed in the Union with the indications referred to in Articles 23 and 24 of that Regulation used in the labelling and advertising of products. Such products are therefore also excluded from the recognitions as regards product categories B and D for all third countries listed in this Annex.

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ARGENTINA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Live animals or unprocessed animal products

B

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Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

►M25  With the exception of livestock products, bearing or intended to bear indications referring to conversion ◄

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine, yeast not included.

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2.

Origin : products of categories A, B and F that have been grown in Argentina and products of category D processed in Argentina with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Argentina.

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3.

Production standard : Ley 25 127 sobre ‘Producción ecológica, biológica y orgánica’.

4.

Competent authority : Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria SENASA, www.senasa.gov.ar

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

AR-BIO-001

Food Safety SA

www.foodsafety.com.ar

AR-BIO-002

Instituto Argentino para la Certificación y Promoción de Productos Agropecuarios Orgánicos SA (Argencert)

www.argencert.com

AR-BIO-003

Letis SA

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AR-BIO-004

Organización Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA),

www.oia.com.ar

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

AUSTRALIA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

Composed essentially of one or more ingredients of plant origin

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine, yeast not included.

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2.

Origin : products of categories A and F that have been grown in Australia and products of category D processed in Australia with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Australia.

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3.

Production standard : national standard for organic and bio-dynamic produce.

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4.

Competent authority : department of Agriculture, ►M21  www.agriculture.gov.au/export/food/organic-bio-dynamic ◄

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5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

AU-BIO-001

Australian Certified Organic Pty. Ltd

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AU-BIO-003

Bio-dynamic Research Institute (BDRI)

www.demeter.org.au

AU-BIO-004

NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)

www.nasaa.com.au

AU-BIO-005

Organic Food Chain Pty Ltd (OFC)

www.organicfoodchain.com.au

AU-BIO-006

AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd

www.ausqual.com.au

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

CANADA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Live animals or unprocessed animal products

B

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food ►M22   ◄

D

 

Processed agricultural products for use as feed

E

 

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

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2.

Origin : products of category A, B and F that have been grown in Canada and products of category D and E processed in Canada with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Canada or that have been imported into Canada in accordance with the Canadian legislation.

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3.

Production standard : Organic Products Regulation.

4.

Competent authority : Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), www.inspection.gc.ca

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

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CA-ORG-002

British Columbia Association for Regenerative Agriculture (BCARA)

www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca

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CA-ORG-003

CCOF Certification Services

www.ccof.org

CA-ORG-004

Centre for Systems Integration (CSI)

www.csi-ics.com

CA-ORG-005

Consorzio per il Controllo dei Prodotti Biologici Società a responsabilità limitata (CCPB SRL)

www.ccpb.it

CA-ORG-006

Ecocert Canada

www.ecocertcanada.com

CA-ORG-007

Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA)

www.fvopa.ca

CA-ORG-008

Global Organic Alliance

www.goa-online.org

CA-ORG-009

International Certification Services Incorporated (ICS)

www.ics-intl.com

CA-ORG-010

LETIS SA

www.letis.com.ar

CA-ORG-011

Oregon Tilth Incorporated (OTCO)

http://tilth.org

CA-ORG-012

Organic Certifiers

www.organiccertifiers.com

CA-ORG-013

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA)

www.ocia.org

CA-ORG-014

Organic Producers Association of Manitoba Cooperative Incorporated (OPAM)

www.opam-mb.com

CA-ORG-015

Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS)

www.pacscertifiedorganic.ca

CA-ORG-016

Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd (Pro-Cert)

www.ocpro.ca

CA-ORG-017

Quality Assurance International Incorporated (QAI)

www.qai-inc.com

CA-ORG-018

Quality Certification Services (QCS)

www.qcsinfo.org

CA-ORG-019

Organisme de Certification Québec Vrai (OCQV)

www.quebecvrai.org

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CA-ORG-021

TransCanada Organic Certification Services (TCO Cert)

www.tcocert.ca

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6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

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7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

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COSTA-RICA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

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Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine, yeast not included.

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2.

Origin : products of categories A and F that have been grown in Costa-Rica and products of category D processed in Costa-Rica with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Costa-Rica.

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3.

Production standard : Reglamento sobre la agricultura orgánica.

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4.

Competent authority : Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, www.sfe.go.cr

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5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet Address

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CR-BIO-002

Kiwa BCS Costa Rica Limitada

www.kiwa.lat

▼M7

CR-BIO-003

Eco-LOGICA

www.eco-logica.com

▼M30

CR-BIO-004

Control Union Perú

www.cuperu.com

CR-BIO-006

PrimusLabs.com CR S.A.

www.primusauditingops.com

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

▼M7

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

▼M9

INDIA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

2.

Origin : products of categories A and F that have been grown in India.

▼M7

3.

Production standard : National Programme for Organic Production.

▼M11

4.

Competent authority : Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority APEDA, http://www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/index.asp

▼M7

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

IN-ORG-001

Aditi Organic Certifications Pvt. Ltd

www.aditicert.net

IN-ORG-002

APOF Organic Certification Agency (AOCA)

www.aoca.in

IN-ORG-003

Bureau Veritas Certification India Pvt. Ltd

www.bureauveritas.co.in

IN-ORG-004

Control Union Certifications

www.controlunion.com

IN-ORG-005

ECOCERT India Private Limited

www.ecocert.in

IN-ORG-006

Food Cert India Pvt. Ltd

www.foodcert.in

▼M24

IN-ORG-007

IMO Control Private Limited

www.imocontrol.in

▼M7

IN-ORG-008

Indian Organic Certification Agency (Indocert)

www.indocert.org

▼M11

IN-ORG-009

ISCOP (Indian Society for Certification of Organic products)

www.iscoporganiccertification.org

▼M7

IN-ORG-010

Lacon Quality Certification Pvt. Ltd

www.laconindia.com

▼M15

IN-ORG-011

Natural Organic Certification Agro Pvt. Ltd

www.nocaagro.com

▼M7

IN-ORG-012

OneCert Asia Agri Certification private Limited

www.onecertasia.in

▼M24

IN-ORG-013

SGS India Pvt. Ltd

www.sgsgroup.in

▼M15 —————

▼M7

IN-ORG-014

Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency

www.organicuttarakhand.org/certification.html

IN-ORG-015

Vedic Organic certification Agency

www.vediccertification.com

▼M11

IN-ORG-016

Rajasthan Organic Certification Agency (ROCA)

www.krishi.rajasthan.gov.in

▼M7

IN-ORG-017

Chhattisgarh Certification Society (CGCERT)

www.cgcert.com

IN-ORG-018

Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department (TNOCD)

www.tnocd.net

▼M21 —————

▼M7

IN-ORG-020

Intertek India Pvt. Ltd

www.intertek.com

▼M11

IN-ORG-021

Madhya Pradesh State Organic Certification Agency (MPSOCA)

www.mpkrishi.org

▼M21 —————

▼M15

IN-ORG-023

Faircert Certification Services Pvt Ltd

www.faircert.com

▼M21

IN-ORG-024

Odisha State Organic Certification Agency

www.ossopca.nic.in

IN-ORG-025

Gujarat Organic Products Certification Agency

www.gopca.in

IN-ORG-026

Uttar Pradesh State Organic Certification Agency

www.upsoca.org

▼M7

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

ISRAEL

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

Composed essentially of one or more ingredients of plant origin

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine, yeast not included.

▼M25

2.

Origin :

products of category A and F that have been grown in Israel and products of category D processed in Israel with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Israel or that have been imported into Israel:

 either from the Union,

 or from a third country in the framework of a regime which is recognised as equivalent in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.

▼M17

3.

Production standard : Law for the Regulation of Organic Produce, 5765-2005, and its relevant Regulations.

▼M7

4.

Competent authority : Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS), www.ppis.moag.gov.il

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

IL-ORG-001

Secal Israel Inspection and certification

www.skal.co.il

IL-ORG-002

Agrior Ltd-Organic Inspection & Certification

www.agrior.co.il

IL-ORG-003

IQC Institute of Quality & Control

www.iqc.co.il

IL-ORG-004

Plant Protection and Inspection Services (PPIS)

www.ppis.moag.gov.il

▼M17 —————

▼M7

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

JAPAN

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

Composed essentially of one or more ingredients of plant origin

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine not included.

▼M25

2.

Origin :

products of categories A and F that have been grown in Japan and products of category D processed in Japan with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Japan or that have been imported into Japan:

 either from the Union,

 or from a third country for which Japan has recognised that the products have been produced and controlled in that third country in accordance with rules equivalent to those laid down in the Japanese legislation.

▼M7

3.

Production standards : Japanese Agricultural Standard for Organic Plants (Notification No 1605 of the MAFF of October 27, 2005), Japanese Agricultural Standard for Organic Processed Foods (Notification No 1606 of MAFF of October 27, 2005).

▼M21

4.

Competent authorities : Food Manufacture Affairs Division, Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, www.maff.go.jp/j/jas/index.html and Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center (FAMIC), www.famic.go.jp

▼M7

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

▼M30

JP-BIO-001

Hyogo prefectural Organic Agriculture Society, HOAS

www.hyoyuken.org

▼M7

JP-BIO-002

AFAS Certification Center Co., Ltd

www.afasseq.com

JP-BIO-003

NPO Kagoshima Organic Agriculture Association

www.koaa.or.jp

JP-BIO-004

Center of Japan Organic Farmers Group

www.yu-ki.or.jp

▼M11

JP-BIO-005

Japan Organic & Natural Foods Association

http://jona-japan.org/english/

▼M15

JP-BIO-006

Ecocert Japan Limited

www.ecocert.co.jp

▼M30

JP-BIO-007

Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd

http://certification.bureauveritas.jp/cer-business/jas/nintei_list.html

▼M7

JP-BIO-008

OCIA Japan

www.ocia-jp.com

▼M19

JP-BIO-009

Overseas Merchandise Inspection Co., Ltd

http://www.omicnet.com/omicnet/services-en/organic-certification-en.html

JP-BIO-010

Organic Farming Promotion Association

http://yusuikyo.web.fc2.com/

▼M7

JP-BIO-011

ASAC Stands for Axis’ System for Auditing and Certification and Association for Sustainable Agricultural Certification

www.axis-asac.net

JP-BIO-012

Environmentally Friendly Rice Network

www.epfnetwork.org/okome

JP-BIO-013

Ooita Prefecture Organic Agricultural Research Center

www.d-b.ne.jp/oitayuki

JP-BIO-014

AINOU

www.ainou.or.jp/ainohtm/disclosure/nintei-kouhyou.htm

JP-BIO-015

SGS Japan Incorporation

www.jp.sgs.com/ja/home_jp_v2.htm

JP-BIO-016

Ehime Organic Agricultural Association

www12.ocn.ne.jp/~aiyuken/ninntei20110201.html

JP-BIO-017

Center for Eco-design Certification Co. Ltd

http://www.eco-de.co.jp/list.html

▼M30

JP-BIO-018

Organic Certification Association

http://yuukinin.org/index.html

▼M7

JP-BIO-019

Japan Eco-system Farming Association

www.npo-jefa.com

JP-BIO-020

Hiroshima Environment and Health Association

www.kanhokyo.or.jp/jigyo/jigyo_05A.html

JP-BIO-021

Assistant Center of Certification and Inspection for Sustainability

www.accis.jp

JP-BIO-022

Organic Certification Organization Co. Ltd

www.oco45.net

▼M15

JP-BIO-023

Rice Research Organic Food Institute

www.inasaku.or.tv

▼M7

JP-BIO-024

Aya town miyazaki, Japan

http://www.town.aya.miyazaki.jp/ayatown/organicfarming/index.html

JP-BIO-025

Tokushima Organic Certified Association

http://www.tokukaigi.or.jp/yuuki/

JP-BIO-026

Association of Certified Organic Hokkaido

http://www.acohorg.org/

▼M12

JP-BIO-027

NPO Kumamoto Organic Agriculture Association

http://www.kumayuken.org/jas/certification/index.html

JP-BIO-028

Hokkaido Organic Promoters Association

http://www.hosk.jp/CCP.html

JP-BIO-029

Association of organic agriculture certification Kochi corporation NPO

http://www8.ocn.ne.jp/~koaa/jisseki.html

JP-BIO-030

LIFE Co., Ltd

http://www.life-silver.com/jas/

▼M15

JP-BIO-031

Wakayama Organic Certified Association

www.vaw.ne.jp/aso/woca

JP-BIO-032

Shimane Organic Agriculture Association

www.shimane-yuki.or.jp/index.html

JP-BIO-033

The Mushroom Research Institute of Japan

www.kinoko.or.jp

JP-BIO-034

International Nature Farming Research Center

www.infrc.or.jp

JP-BIO-035

Organic Certification Center

www.organic-cert.or.jp

▼M30

JP-BIO-036

Japan Food Research Laboratories

http://www.jfrl.or.jp/jas.html

JP-BIO-037

Leafearth Company

http://www.leafearth.jp/

▼M7

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

▼M12

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

▼M7

SWITZERLAND

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

With the exception of products produced during the conversion period

Live animals and unprocessed animal products

B

►M25  With the exception of products produced during the conversion period ◄

Processed agricultural products for use as food

D

With the exception of products containing an ingredient of agricultural origin produced during the conversion period

Processed agricultural products for use as feed

E

With the exception of products containing an ingredient of agricultural origin produced during the conversion period

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

▼M25

2.

Origin :

products of categories A and F that have been grown in Switzerland and products of category D and E processed in Switzerland with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Switzerland or that have been imported into Switzerland:

 either from the Union,

 or from a third country for which Switzerland has recognised that the products have been produced and controlled in that third country in accordance with rules equivalent to those laid down in the Swiss legislation.

▼M7

3.

Production standard : Ordinance on organic farming and the labelling of organically produced plant products and foodstuffs.

4.

Competent authority : Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG, Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG, http://www.blw.admin.ch/themen/00013/00085/00092/index.html?lang=en

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

CH-BIO-004

Institut für Marktökologie (IMO)

www.imo.ch

CH-BIO-006

bio.inspecta AG

www.bio-inspecta.ch

CH-BIO-038

ProCert Safety AG

www.procert.ch

CH-BIO-086

Bio Test Agro (BTA)

www.bio-test-agro.ch

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

TUNISIA

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

Composed essentially of one or more ingredients of plant origin

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine, yeast not included.

▼M25

2.

Origin : products of categories A and F that have been grown in Tunisia and products of category D processed in Tunisia with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in Tunisia.

▼M7

3.

Production standards : Law No 99-30 of 5 April 1999 relating to Organic farming; Decree of the Minister for Agriculture of 28 February 2001, approving the standard specifications of the crop production according to the organic method.

4.

Competent authority : Direction Générale de l’Agriculture Biologique (Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Environnement); ►M21  www.agriculture.tn and www.onagri.tn ◄

▼M17

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

TN-BIO-001

Ecocert SA en Tunisie

www.ecocert.com

▼M21

TN-BIO-003

Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

www.bcs-oeko.com

▼M17

TN-BIO-006

Institut National de la Normalisation et de la Propriété Industrielle (INNORPI)

www.innorpi.tn

TN-BIO-007

Suolo e Salute

www.suoloesalute.it

TN-BIO-008

CCPB Srl

www.ccpb.it

▼M7

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

▼M19

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

▼M7

UNITED STATES

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

►M25  In the case of apples and pears, imports are subject to the presentation of specific certification from the relevant control body or control authority that no treatment with antibiotics to control fire blight (such as tetracycline and streptomycin) has occurred during the production process. ◄

Live animals or unprocessed animal products

B

 

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

►M25  In the case of processed apples and pears, imports are subject to the presentation of specific certification from the relevant control body or control authority that no treatment with antibiotics to control fire blight (such as tetracycline and streptomycin) has occurred during the production process. ◄

Processed agricultural products for use as feed

E

 

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Wine included from 1 August 2012.

▼M12

2.

Origin :

products of categories A, B and F and organically grown ingredients in products of categories D and E that:

 have been grown in the United States, or

 have been imported into the United States and processed or packaged in the United States in accordance with US legislation.

▼M7

3.

Production standards : Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), National Organic Program (7 CFR 205).

4.

Competent authority : United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), www.usda.gov

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet address

US-ORG-001

A Bee Organic

www.abeeorganic.com

US-ORG-002

Agricultural Services Certified Organic

www.ascorganic.com/

US-ORG-003

Baystate Organic Certifiers

www.baystateorganic.org

▼M21

US-ORG-004

Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

www.bcs-oeko.com

▼M11

US-ORG-005

BIOAGRIcert

http://www.bioagricert.org/english

▼M7

US-ORG-006

CCOF Certification Services

www.ccof.org

US-ORG-007

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.colorado.gov

US-ORG-008

Control Union Certifications

www.skalint.com

▼M21

US-ORG-009

Clemson University

www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/plant_industry/organic_certification

▼M7

US-ORG-010

Ecocert S.A.

www.ecocert.com

US-ORG-011

Georgia Crop Improvement Association, Inc.

www.certifiedseed.org

US-ORG-012

Global Culture

www.globalculture.us

US-ORG-013

Global Organic Alliance, Inc.

www.goa-online.org

US-ORG-014

Global Organic Certification Services

www.globalorganicservices.com

US-ORG-015

Idaho State Department of Agriculture

www.agri.idaho.gov/Categories/PlantsInsects/Organic/indexOrganicHome.php

▼M21

US-ORG-016

Ecocert ICO, LLC

www.ecocertico.com

▼M7

US-ORG-017

International Certification Services, Inc.

www.ics-intl.com

US-ORG-018

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

www.agriculture.state.ia.us

US-ORG-019

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

www.kyagr.com/marketing/plantmktg/organic/index.htm

US-ORG-020

LACON GmbH

www.lacon-institut.com

▼M21

US-ORG-022

Marin Organic Certified Agriculture

www.marincounty.org/depts/ag/moca

▼M11

US-ORG-023

Maryland Department of Agriculture

http://mda.maryland.gov/foodfeedquality/Pages/certified_md_organic_farms.aspx

▼M7

US-ORG-024

Mayacert S.A.

www.mayacert.com

US-ORG-025

Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.

www.mosaorganic.org

US-ORG-026

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association

www.mncia.org

US-ORG-027

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

www.mofga.org/

▼M11

US-ORG-028

Montana Department of Agriculture

http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/Organic/Info/index.html

▼M7

US-ORG-029

Monterey County Certified Organic

www.ag.co.monterey.ca.us/pages/organics

US-ORG-030

Natural Food Certifiers

www.nfccertification.com

US-ORG-031

Nature’s International Certification Services

www.naturesinternational.com/

▼M24 —————

▼M7

US-ORG-033

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Division of Regulatory Services,

http://agriculture.nh.gov/divisions/markets/organic_certification.htm

US-ORG-034

New Jersey Department of Agriculture

www.state.nj.us/agriculture/

US-ORG-035

New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Organic Program

http://nmdaweb.nmsu.edu/organics-program/Organic%20Program.html

US-ORG-036

NOFA — New York Certified Organic, LLC

http://www.nofany.org

US-ORG-037

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

www.oeffa.org

▼M21

US-ORG-038

Americert International (AI)

www.americertorganic.com

▼M7

US-ORG-039

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

www.oda.state.ok.us

US-ORG-040

OneCert

www.onecert.com

US-ORG-041

Oregon Department of Agriculture

www.oregon.gov/ODA/CID

US-ORG-042

Oregon Tilth Certified Organic

www.tilth.org

US-ORG-043

Organic Certifiers, Inc.

http://www.organiccertifiers.com

US-ORG-044

Organic Crop Improvement Association

www.ocia.org

▼M21 —————

▼M7

US-ORG-046

Organizacion Internacional Agropecuraria

www.oia.com.ar

US-ORG-047

Pennsylvania Certified Organic

www.paorganic.org

US-ORG-048

Primuslabs.com

www.primuslabs.com

US-ORG-049

Pro-Cert Organic Systems, Ltd

www.pro-cert.org

US-ORG-050

Quality Assurance International

www.qai-inc.com

US-ORG-051

Quality Certification Services

www.QCSinfo.org

US-ORG-052

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/orgcert.htm

US-ORG-053

Scientific Certification Systems

www.SCScertified.com

US-ORG-054

Stellar Certification Services, Inc.

http://demeter-usa.org/

▼M11

US-ORG-055

Texas Department of Agriculture

http://www.texasagriculture.gov/regulatoryprograms/organics.aspx

▼M7

US-ORG-056

Utah Department of Agriculture

http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/plant/organic/index.html

US-ORG-057

Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC

http://www.nofavt.org

US-ORG-058

Washington State Department of Agriculture

http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal?Organic/default.htm

US-ORG-059

Yolo County Department of Agriculture

www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=501

▼M12

US-ORG-060

Institute for Marketecology (IMO)

http://imo.ch/

▼M24

US-ORG-061

Basin and Range Organics (BARO)

www.basinandrangeorganics.org

▼M7

6.

Certificate issuing bodies : as at point 5.

▼M19

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

▼M7

NEW ZEALAND

1.

Product categories :



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Unprocessed plant products

A

 

Live animals or unprocessed animal products

B

►M25  With the exception of livestock and livestock products, bearing or intended to bear indications referring to conversion. ◄

Processed agricultural products for use as food (1)

D

►M25  With the exception of livestock products, bearing or intended to bear indications referring to conversion. ◄

Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

F

 

(1)   Yeast not included.

▼M25

2.

Origin :

products of category A, B and F that have been grown in New Zealand and products of category D processed in New Zealand with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in New Zealand or that have been imported into New Zealand:

 either from the Union,

 or from a third country in the framework of a regime which is recognised as equivalent in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007,

 or from a third country whose rules of production and inspection have been recognised as equivalent to the MAF Official Organic Assurance Programme on the basis of assurances and information provided by this country's competent authority in accordance with the provisions established by MAF and provided that only organically produced ingredients intended to be incorporated, up to a maximum of 5 % of products of agricultural origin, in products of category D prepared in New Zealand are imported.

▼M7

3.

Production standard : MAF Official Organic Assurance Programme Technical Rules for Organic Production.

▼M30

4.

Competent authority :

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

http://www.mpi.govt.nz/exporting/food/organics/

▼M7

5.

Control bodies :



Code number

Name

Internet Address

▼M16

NZ-BIO-001

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/industry/sectors/organics/

▼M7

NZ-BIO-002

AsureQuality Limited

►M24  http://www.asurequality.com ◄

NZ-BIO-003

BioGro New Zealand

www.biogro.co.nz

6.

►M16  Certificate-issuing bodies : Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) ◄

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

▼M18

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

1.

Product categories

:



Category of products

Designation of category as in Annex IV

Limitations

Processed agricultural products for use as food

D

 

▼M25

2.

Origin

:

products of category D processed in the Republic of Korea with organically grown ingredients that have been grown in the Republic of Korea or that have been imported into the Republic of Korea:

 either from the Union,

 or from a third country for which the Republic of Korea has recognised that the products have been produced and controlled in that third country in accordance with the rules equivalent to those laid down in the legislation of the Republic of Korea.

▼M18

3.

Production standards : Act on Promotion of Environmentally-friendly Agriculture and Fisheries and Management and Support for Organic Food.

▼M19

4.

Competent authority : Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, www.enviagro.go.kr/portal/en/main.do

▼M18

5.

Control bodies

:



Code number

Name

Internet address

KR-ORG-001

Korea Agricultural Product and Food Certification

www.kafc.kr

▼M24

KR-ORG-002

Doalnara Organic Certificated Korea

www.doalnara.or.kr

▼M21 —————

▼M26 —————

▼M18

KR-ORG-004

Global Organic Agriculturalist Association

www.goaa.co.kr

KR-ORG-005

OCK

image

KR-ORG-006

Konkuk University industrial cooperation corps

http://eco.konkuk.ac.kr

KR-ORG-007

Korea Environment-Friendly Organic Certification Centre

www.a-cert.co.kr

KR-ORG-008

Konkuk Ecocert Certification Service

www.ecocert.co.kr

KR-ORG-009

Woorinong Certification

www.woric.co.kr

KR-ORG-010

ACO (Australian Certified Organic)

www.aco.net.au

▼M21

KR-ORG-011

Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH

www.bcs-oeko.com

▼M18

KR-ORG-012

BCS Korea

www.bcskorea.com

▼M26

KR-ORG-013

Hansol Food, Agriculture, Fisher-Forest Certification Center

www.hansolnonglim.com

▼M18

KR-ORG-014

The Centrefor Environment Friendly Agricultural Products Certification

www.hgreent.or.kr

KR-ORG-015

ECO-Leaders Certification Co., Ltd

www.ecoleaders.kr

KR-ORG-016

Ecocert

www.ecocert.com

KR-ORG-017

Jeonnam bioindustry foundation

www.jbio.org/oc/oc01.asp

KR-ORG-018

Controlunion

http://certification.controlunion.com

▼M21

KR-ORG-019

Neo environmentally-friendly

café.naver.com/neoefcc

KR-ORG-020

Green Environmentally-Friendly certification center

www.greenorganic4us.co.kr

▼M26

KR-ORG-021

ISC Agriculture development research institute

www.isc-cert.com

KR-ORG-022

Greenstar Agrifood Certification Center

image

▼M27

KR-ORG-023

Control Union Korea

www.controlunion.co.kr

▼M30

KR-ORG-024

Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, SCNU

http://siacf.scnu.ac.kr/web/siacf/home

▼M18

6.

Certificate issuing bodies and authorities : as at point 5.

▼M30

7.

Duration of the inclusion : unspecified.

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ANNEX IV

LIST OF CONTROL BODIES AND CONTROL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF EQUIVALENCE AND RELEVANT SPECIFICATIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 10

For the purposes of this Annex, the product categories are designated by the following codes:

A : Unprocessed plant products

B : Live animals or unprocessed animal products

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C : Unprocessed aquaculture products and algae

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D : Processed agricultural products for use as food ( 10 )

E : Processed agricultural products for use as feed (10) 

F : Vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation

The internet website, in accordance with Article 10(2)(e), where the list of operators subject to the control system can be found, as well as a contact point where information is readily available on their certification status, the product categories concerned, as well as the suspended and decertified operators and products, can be found at the internet address referred to in point 2 for each control body or control authority, unless otherwise specified.

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‘A CERT European Organization for Certification S.A.’

1. Address: 2 Tilou street, 54638 Thessaloniki, Greece

2. Internet address: www.a-cert.org

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AL-BIO-171

Albania

x

x

AZ-BIO-171

Azerbaijan

x

x

BT-BIO-171

Bhutan

x

x

BY-BIO-171

Belarus

x

x

CL-BIO-171

Chile

x

x

CN-BIO-171

China

x

x

DO-BIO-171

Dominican Republic

x

x

EC-BIO-171

Ecuador

x

x

EG-BIO-171

Egypt

x

x

ET-BIO-171

Ethiopia

x

x

GD-BIO-171

Grenada

x

x

GE-BIO-171

Georgia

x

x

ID-BIO-171

Indonesia

x

x

IR-BIO-171

Iran

x

x

JM-BIO-171

Jamaica

x

x

JO-BIO-171

Jordan

x

x

KE-BIO-171

Kenya

x

x

KZ-BIO-171

Kazakhstan

x

x

LB-BIO-171

Lebanon

x

x

MA-BIO-171

Morocco

x

x

MD-BIO-171

Moldova

x

x

MK-BIO-171

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

x

x

PG-BIO-171

Papua New Guinea

x

x

PH-BIO-171

Philippines

x

x

PK-BIO-171

Pakistan

x

x

RS-BIO-171

Serbia

x

x

RU-BIO-171

Russia

x

x

RW-BIO-171

Rwanda

x

x

SA-BIO-171

Saudi Arabia

x

x

TH-BIO-171

Thailand

x

x

TR-BIO-171

Turkey

x

x

TW-BIO-171

Taiwan

x

x

TZ-BIO-171

Tanzania

x

x

UA-BIO-171

Ukraine

x

x

UG-BIO-171

Uganda

x

x

ZA-BIO-171

South Africa

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

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‘Agreco R.F. Göderz GmbH’

1. Address: Mündener Straße 19, 37218 Witzenhausen, Germany

2. Internet address: http://agrecogmbh.de

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AZ-BIO-151

Azerbaijan

x

x

BA-BIO-151

Bosnia and Herzegovina

x

x

BF-BIO-151

Burkina Faso

x

x

BO-BIO-151

Bolivia

x

x

CM-BIO-151

Cameroon

x

x

CO-BIO-151

Colombia

x

x

CU-BIO-151

Cuba

x

x

CV-BIO-151

Cape Verde

x

DO-BIO-151

Dominican Republic

x

x

EC-BIO-151

Ecuador

x

x

EG-BIO-151

Egypt

x

x

ET-BIO-151

Ethiopia

x

x

FJ-BIO-151

Fiji

x

GE-BIO-151

Georgia

x

x

GH-BIO-151

Ghana

x

x

GT-BIO-151

Guatemala

x

x

HN-BIO-151

Honduras

x

x

ID-BIO-151

Indonesia

x

x

IR-BIO-151

Iran

x

KE-BIO-151

Kenya

x

x

KG-BIO-151

Kyrgyzstan

x

x

KH-BIO-151

Cambodia

x

KZ-BIO-151

Kazakhstan

x

x

LK-BIO-151

Sri Lanka

x

x

MA-BIO-151

Morocco

x

x

MD-BIO-151

Moldova

x

x

ME-BIO-151

Montenegro

x

x

MG-BIO-151

Madagascar

x

x

MK-BIO-151

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

x

ML-BIO-151

Mali

x

x

MX-BIO-151

Mexico

x

NG-BIO-151

Nigeria

x

x

NI-BIO-151

Nicaragua

x

x

NP-BIO-151

Nepal

x

x

PE-BIO-151

Peru

x

x

PG-BIO-151

Papua New Guinea

x

x

PH-BIO-151

Philippines

x

x

PY-BIO-151

Paraguay

x

x

RS-BIO-151

Serbia

x

x

RU-BIO-151

Russia

x

x

SB-BIO-151

Solomon Islands

x

SN-BIO-151

Senegal

x

x

SR-BIO-151

Suriname

x

x

SV-BIO-151

El Salvador

x

TG-BIO-151

Togo

x

x

TH-BIO-151

Thailand

x

x

TM-BIO-151

Turkmenistan

x

x

TO-BIO-151

Tonga

x

TV-BIO-151

Tuvalu

x

x

TZ-BIO-151

Tanzania

x

x

UA-BIO-151

Ukraine

x

x

UG-BIO-151

Uganda

x

x

UY-BIO-151

Uruguay

x

UZ-BIO-151

Uzbekistan

x

x

VE-BIO-151

Venezuela

x

x

VN-BIO-151

Vietnam

x

x

WS-BIO-151

Samoa

x

ZA-BIO-151

South Africa

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

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‘Agricert — Certificação de Produtos Alimentares LDA’

1. Address: Rua Alfredo Mirante, 1, R/c Esq., 7350-154 Elvas, Portugal

2. Internet address: www.agricert.pt

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AO-BIO-172

Angola

x

x

ST-BIO-172

Sao Tomé and Principe

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

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‘Albinspekt’

▼M30

1. Address: ‘Rr. Kavajes’, Nd.132, Hy.9, Kati 8, Ap.43 (Perballe pallatit me shigjeta), Tirana, Albania

▼M24

2. Internet address: http://www.albinspekt.com

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AL-BIO-139

Albania

x

x

x

XK-BIO-139

Kosovo (1)

x

x

x

(1)   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.

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘ARGENCERT SA’

▼M27

1. Address: Bouchard 644 6o piso ‘A’, C1106ABJ, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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2. Internet address: www.argencert.com.ar

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AR-BIO-138

Argentina

x

CL-BIO-138

Chile

x

x

PY-BIO-138

Paraguay

x

x

UY-BIO-138

Uruguay

x

x

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

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Australian Certified Organic’

1. Address: PO Box 810 — 18 Eton St, Nundah, QLD 4012, Australia

2. Internet address: http://www.aco.net.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-107

Australia

x

x

CK-BIO-107

Cook Islands

x

x

CN-BIO-107

China

x

x

x

FJ-BIO-107

Fiji

x

x

FK-BIO-107

Falkland Islands

x

HK-BIO-107

Hong Kong

x

x

ID-BIO-107

Indonesia

x

x

MG-BIO-107

Madagascar

x

x

MM-BIO-107

Myanmar/Burma

x

x

MY-BIO-107

Malaysia

x

x

PG-BIO-107

Papua New Guinea

x

x

SG-BIO-107

Singapore

x

x

TH-BIO-107

Thailand

x

x

TO-BIO-107

Tonga

x

x

TW-BIO-107

Taiwan

x

x

VU-BIO-107

Vanuatu

x

x

x

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

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Balkan Biocert Skopje’

1. Address: 2/9, Frederik Sopen Str., 1000 Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2. Internet address: http://www.balkanbiocert.mk

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

MK-BIO-157

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

x

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

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‘BAȘAK Ekolojik Ürünler Kontrol ve Sertifikasyon Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd’

1. Address: Atatürk Mahallesi 1014 Sokak No:9/5, 35920 Selçuk-ZMR, Turkey

2. Internet address: http://basakekolojik.com.tr

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

TU-BIO-175

Turkey

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until 30 June 2021.

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‘Bioagricert S.r.l.’

1. Address: Via dei Macabraccia 8, Casalecchio di Reno, 40033 Bologna, Italy

2. Internet address: http://www.bioagricert.org

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

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AL-BIO-132

Albania

x

x

x

BD-BIO-132

Bangladesh

x

x

▼M24

BR-BIO-132

Brazil

x

x

CN-BIO-132

China

x

►M27  x ◄

x

►M27  x ◄

EC-BIO-132

Ecuador

x

x

▼M26

ID-BIO-132

Indonesia

x

▼M24

IN-BIO-132

India

x

IR-BIO-132

Iran

x

x

KH-BIO-132

Cambodia

x

x

KR-BIO-132

Republic of Korea

x

LA-BIO-132

Laos

x

x

MA-BIO-132

Morocco

x

x

MM-BIO-132

Myanmar/Burma

x

x

MX-BIO-132

Mexico

x

x

x

▼M27

MY-BIO-132

Malaysia

x

x

x

▼M24

NP-BIO-132

Nepal

x

x

PF-BIO-132

French Polynesia

x

x

RS-BIO-132

Serbia

x

x

▼M27

SG-BIO-132

Singapore

x

x

x

▼M24

SM-BIO-132

San Marino

x

▼M26

SN-BIO-132

Senegal

x

▼M24

TG-BIO-132

Togo

x

x

TH-BIO-132

Thailand

x

x

x

►M26  x ◄

TR-BIO-132

Turkey

x

x

UA-BIO-132

Ukraine

x

x

VN-BIO-132

Vietnam

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

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‘BIOCert Indonesia’

1. Address: Jl. Perdana Raya Budi Agung Ruko A1 Cimanggu Residence, 16165 Bogor, Indonesia

2. Internet address: http://www.biocert.co.id

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

ID-BIO-176

Indonesia

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until 30 June 2021.

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‘BioGro New Zealand Limited’

1. Address: P.O. Box 9693 Marion Square, Wellington 6141, New Zealand

2. Internet address: http://www.biogro.co.nz

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

FJ-BIO-130

Fiji

x

x

MY-BIO-130

Malaysia

x

NU-BIO-130

Niue

x

x

VU-BIO-130

Vanuatu

x

x

WS-BIO-130

Samoa

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Bio.inspecta AG’

1. Address: Ackerstrasse, 5070 Frick, Switzerland

2. Internet address: http://www.bio-inspecta.ch

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AE-BIO-161

United Arab Emirates

x

x

▼M30

AF-BIO-161

Afghanistan

x

x

▼M24

AL-BIO-161

Albania

x

x

AM-BIO-161

Armenia

x

x

AZ-BIO-161

Azerbaijan

x

x

BA-BIO-161

Bosnia and Herzegovina

x

x

BF-BIO-161

Burkina Faso

x

BJ-BIO-161

Benin

x

BR-BIO-161

Brazil

x

x

CI-BIO-161

Côte d'Ivoire

x

x

▼M30

CN-BIO-161

China

x

x

▼M24

CU-BIO-161

Cuba

x

x

DO-BIO-161

Dominican Republic

x

x

ET-BIO-161

Ethiopia

x

x

GE-BIO-161

Georgia

x

x

GH-BIO-161

Ghana

x

x

ID-BIO-161

Indonesia

x

x

IR-BIO-161

Iran

x

x

KE-BIO-161

Kenya

x

x

KG-BIO-161

Kyrgyzstan

x

x

KR-BIO-161

Republic of Korea

x

KZ-BIO-161

Kazakhstan

x

x

LB-BIO-161

Lebanon

x

x

MA-BIO-161

Morocco

x

x

MD-BIO-161

Moldova

x

x

▼M30

NP-BIO-161

Nepal

x

x

▼M24

PH-BIO-161

Philippines

x

x

RU-BIO-161

Russia

x

x

SN-BIO-161

Senegal

x

x

TJ-BIO-161

Tajikistan

x

x

TR-BIO-161

Turkey

x

x

TZ-BIO-161

Tanzania

x

x

UA-BIO-161

Ukraine

x

x

UZ-BIO-161

Uzbekistan

x

x

VN-BIO-161

Vietnam

x

x

XK-BIO-161

Kosovo (1)

x

x

ZA-BIO-161

South Africa

x

x

(1)   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.

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Bio Latina Certificadora’

1. Address: Jr. Domingo Millán 852, Jesús Maria, Lima 11, Lima, Peru

2. Internet address: http://www.biolatina.com

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

BO-BIO-118

Bolivia

x

x

x

CO-BIO-118

Colombia

x

x

GT-BIO-118

Guatemala

x

x

HN-BIO-118

Honduras

x

x

MX-BIO-118

Mexico

x

x

NI-BIO-118

Nicaragua

x

x

x

PA-BIO-118

Panama

x

x

PE-BIO-118

Peru

x

x

x

SV-BIO-118

El Salvador

x

x

VE-BIO-118

Venezuela

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

▼M30

‘Bolicert Ltd’

1. Address: Street Colon 756, floor 2, office 2A, Edif. Valdivia Casilla 13030, La Paz, Bolivia

2. Internet address: http://www.bolicert.org

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

BO-BIO-126

Bolivia

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until 30 June 2021.

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‘Bureau Veritas Certification France SAS’

1. Address: Immeuble Le Guillaumet, 60 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 92046 Paris La Défense Cedex, France

2. Internet address: http://www.qualite-france.com

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

MA-BIO-165

Morocco

x

x

MC-BIO-165

Monaco

x

x

MG-BIO-165

Madagascar

x

x

x

MU-BIO-165

Mauritius

x

x

x

NI-BIO-165

Nicaragua

x

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

▼M26

‘Caucascert Ltd’

▼M24

1. Address: 2, Marshal Gelovani Street, 5th floor, Suite 410, Tbilisi 0159, Georgia

2. Internet address: http://www.caucascert.ge

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

GE-BIO-117

Georgia

x

x

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘CCOF Certification Services’

1. Address: 2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

2. Internet address: http://www.ccof.org

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

MX-BIO-105

Mexico

x

x

►M27  x ◄

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘CCPB Srl’

1. Address: Viale Masini 36, 40126 Bologna, Italy

2. Internet address: http://www.ccpb.it

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

▼M30

AE-BIO-102

United Arab Emirates

x

x

x

x

x

AF-BIO-102

Afghanistan

x

x

AL-BIO-102

Albania

x

x

x

x

x

AM-BIO-102

Armenia

x

x

AZ-BIO-102

Azerbaijan

x

x

x

x

BY-BIO-102

Belarus

x

x

x

▼M24

CN-BIO-102

China

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

DZ-BIO-102

Algeria

x

x

x

x

x

▼M24

EG-BIO-102

Egypt

x

x

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

ET-BIO-102

Ethiopia

x

x

▼M26

GE-BIO-102

Georgia

x

x

x

x

x

▼M30

GH-BIO-102

Ghana

x

x

▼M24

IQ-BIO-102

Iraq

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M26

IR-BIO-102

Iran

x

x

x

x

x

JO-BIO-102

Jordan

x

x

x

x

x

▼M30

KG-BIO-102

Kyrgyzstan

x

x

x

x

KZ-BIO-102

Kazakhstan

x

x

x

▼M24

LB-BIO-102

Lebanon

x

x

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

MA-BIO-102

Morocco

x

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

MD-BIO-102

Moldova

x

x

x

▼M24

ML-BIO-102

Mali

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

NG-BIO-102

Nigeria

x

x

▼M24

PH-BIO-102

Philippines

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

QA-BIO-102

Qatar

x

x

x

RS-BIO-102

Serbia

x

x

x

RU-BIO-102

Russia

x

x

x

▼M26

SA-BIO-102

Saudi Arabia

x

x

x

x

x

▼M24

SM-BIO-102

San Marino

x

x

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

SN-BIO-102

Senegal

x

x

▼M24

SY-BIO-102

Syria

x

►M26  x ◄

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

TH-BIO-102

Thailand

x

x

x

TJ-BIO-102

Tajikistan

x

x

x

TM-BIO-102

Turkmenistan

x

x

x

▼M24

TN-BIO-102

Tunisia

x

►M26  x ◄

►M30  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

TR-BIO-102

Turkey

x

x

x

►M26  x ◄

►M26  x ◄

▼M30

UA-BIO-102

Ukraine

x

x

x

x

UG-BIO-102

Uganda

x

UZ-BIO-102

Uzbekistan

x

x

ZA-BIO-102

South Africa

x

x

x

x

x

▼M30

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

▼M24

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘CERES Certification of Environmental Standards GmbH’

1. Address: Vorderhaslach 1, 91230 Happurg, Germany

2. Internet address: http://www.ceres-cert.com

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AE-BIO-140

United Arab Emirates

x

AL-BIO-140

Albania

x

x

x

▼M26

AM-BIO-140

Armenia

x

x

x

▼M24

AZ-BIO-140

Azerbaijan

x

x

BF-BIO-140

Burkina Faso

x

x

BJ-BIO-140

Benin

x

x

BO-BIO-140

Bolivia

x

x

x

BR-BIO-140

Brazil

x

x

x

BT-BIO-140

Bhutan

x

x

▼M26

BY-BIO-140

Belarus

x

x

▼M24

CD-BIO-140

Democratic Republic of the Congo

x

x

CL-BIO-140

Chile

x

x

x

CM-BIO-140

Cameroon

x

x

x

CN-BIO-140

China

x

x

x

x

x

CO-BIO-140

Colombia

x

x

x

DO-BIO-140

Dominican Republic

x

x

x

EC-BIO-140

Ecuador

x

x

x

EG-BIO-140

Egypt

x

x

x

ET-BIO-140

Ethiopia

x

x

x

GD-BIO-140

Grenada

x

x

x

GH-BIO-140

Ghana

x

GT-BIO-140

Guatemala

x

►M26  x ◄

x

HN-BIO-140

Honduras

x

►M26  x ◄

x

ID-BIO-140

Indonesia

x

x

x

IR-BIO-140

Iran

x

x

JM-BIO-140

Jamaica

x

x

x

KE-BIO-140

Kenya

x

x

x

KG-BIO-140

Kyrgyzstan

x

x

KH-BIO-140

Cambodia

x

x

KZ-BIO-140

Kazakhstan

x

x

LA-BIO-140

Laos

x

x

LC-BIO-140

Saint Lucia

x

x

x

MA-BIO-140

Morocco

x

x

x

MD-BIO-140

Moldova

x

x

x

ME-BIO-140

Montenegro

x

x

MG-BIO-140

Madagascar

x

x

MK-BIO-140

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

x

x

x

x

ML-BIO-140

Mali

x

x

MM-BIO-140

Myanmar/Burma

x

x

x

▼M26

MW-BIO-140

Malawi

x

x

▼M24

MX-BIO-140

Mexico

x

x

x

MY-BIO-140

Malaysia

x

x

MZ-BIO-140

Mozambique

x

x

NA-BIO-140

Namibia

x

x

NG-BIO-140

Nigeria

x

x

x

NI-BIO-140

Nicaragua

x

►M26  x ◄

x

NP-BIO-140

Nepal

x

x

PA-BIO-140

Panama

x

x

PE-BIO-140

Peru

x

x

x

PG-BIO-140

Papua New Guinea

x

x

x

PH-BIO-140

Philippines

x

x

x

PK-BIO-140

Pakistan

x

x

PS-BIO-140

occupied Palestinian territory

x

x

PY-BIO-140

Paraguay

x

x

x

RS-BIO-140

Serbia

x

x

x

x

RU-BIO-140

Russia

x

x

x

RW-BIO-140

Rwanda

x

x

x

SA-BIO-140

Saudi Arabia

x

x

x

SG-BIO-140

Singapore

x

x

x

▼M26

SL-BIO-140

Sierra Leone

x

x

▼M24

SN-BIO-140

Senegal

x

x

▼M26

SO-BIO-140

Somalia

x

x

▼M24

SV-BIO-140

El Salvador

x

►M26  x ◄

x

TG-BIO-140

Togo

x

x

TH-BIO-140

Thailand

x

x

x

▼M26

TJ-BIO-140

Tajikistan

x

x

▼M24

TL-BIO-140

Timor-Leste

x

x

TR-BIO-140

Turkey

x

x

x

TW-BIO-140

Taiwan

x

x

x

x

TZ-BIO-140

Tanzania

x

x

x

UA-BIO-140

Ukraine

x

x

x

UG-BIO-140

Uganda

x

x

x

UY-BIO-140

Uruguay

x

x

x

UZ-BIO-140

Uzbekistan

x

x

x

VE-BIO-140

Venezuela

x

x

VN-BIO-140

Vietnam

x

x

x

WS- BIO-140

Samoa

x

x

ZA-BIO-140

South Africa

x

x

x

ZW-BIO-140

Zimbabwe

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Certificadora Mexicana de productos y procesos ecológicos S.C.’

1. Address: Calle 16 de septiembre No 204, Ejido Guadalupe Victoria, Oaxaca, Mexico, C.P. 68026

2. Internet address: http://www.certimexsc.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-104

Colombia

x

x

DO-BIO-104

Dominican Republic

x

GT-BIO-104

Guatemala

x

MX-BIO-104

Mexico

x

x

x

SV-BIO-104

El Salvador

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Certisys’

▼M27

1. Address: Avenue de l'Escrime/Schermlaan 85, 1150 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium

▼M24

2. Internet address: http://www.certisys.eu

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

BF-BIO-128

Burkina Faso

x

x

BI-BIO-128

Burundi

x

x

BJ-BIO-128

Benin

x

x

▼M27

CD-BIO-128

Democratic Republic of Congo

x

x

▼M24

CI-BIO-128

Côte d'Ivoire

x

x

CM-BIO-128

Cameroon

x

x

GH-BIO-128

Ghana

x

x

ML-BIO-128

Mali

x

x

RW-BIO-128

Rwanda

x

x

SN-BIO-128

Senegal

x

x

TG-BIO-128

Togo

x

x

TZ-BIO-128

Tanzania

x

x

UG-BIO-128

Uganda

x

x

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

Company of Organic Agriculture in Palestine (*)’

1. Address: Alsafa building- first floor Al-Masaeif, Ramallah, Palestine (*)

2. Internet address: http://coap.org.ps

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

PS-BIO-163

occupied Palestinian territory

x

x

(*)  This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.

4. Exceptions: in-conversion products and wine.

5. Duration of inclusion: until ►M30  30 June 2021 ◄ .

‘Control Union Certifications’

1. Address: Meeuwenlaan 4-6, 8011 BZ Zwolle, The Netherlands

2. Internet address: http://certification.controlunion.com

3. Code numbers, third countries and product categories concerned:



Code number

Third country

Category of products

A

B

C

D

E

F

AE-BIO-149

United Arab Emirates

x

x

x

x

x

x

AF-BIO-149

Afghanistan

x

x

x

x

x

x

AL-BIO-149

Albania

x

x

x

x

x

x

AM-BIO-149

Armenia

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M26

AO-BIO-149

Angola

►M27  x ◄

x

x

►M27  x ◄

►M27  x ◄

►M27  x ◄

▼M30

AU-BIO-149

Australia

x

x

x

x

▼M24

AZ-BIO-149

Azerbaijan

x

x

x

x

x

x

BD-BIO-149

Bangladesh

x

x

x

x

x

BF-BIO-149

Burkina Faso

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M26

BI-BIO-149

Burundi

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M24

BJ-BIO-149

Benin

x

x

x

BM-BIO-149

Bermuda

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M30

BN-BIO-149

Brunei

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M24

BO-BIO-149

Bolivia

x

x

x

BR-BIO-149

Brazil

x

x

x

x

x

x

BT-BIO-149

Bhutan

x

x

x

x

x

x

BW-BIO-149

Botswana

x

x

x

▼M26

BY-BIO-149

Belarus

►M27  x ◄

x

x

►M27  x ◄

►M27  x ◄

►M27  x ◄

▼M24

CA-BIO-149

Canada

x

▼M26

CD-BIO-149

Democratic Republic of Congo

►M27  x ◄

x

x

x

►M27  x ◄

►M27  x ◄

▼M24

CH-BIO-149

Switzerland

x

CI-BIO-149

Côte d'Ivoire

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M30

CK-BIO-149

Cook Islands

x

x

x

x

x

x

▼M24

CL-BIO-149

Chile

x

x

x

CM-BIO-149

Cameroon

x

x