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Document 32014R0644

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 644/2014 of 16 June 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries

OJ L 177, 17.6.2014, p. 42–51 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2014/644/oj

17.6.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 177/42


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 644/2014

of 16 June 2014

amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

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

Whereas:

(1)

Annex III to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 (2) sets out the list of third countries whose system of production and control measures for organic production of agricultural products are recognised as equivalent to those laid down in Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. Annex IV to that Regulation sets out the list of control bodies and control authorities competent to carry out controls and issue certificates in third countries for the purpose of equivalence. In the light of new information received by the Commission, certain changes should be made to the lists set out in those Annexes.

(2)

The duration of inclusion of Canada in the list set out in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 ends on 30 June 2014. Given that Canada continues to satisfy the conditions laid down in Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, the inclusion should be prolonged for an unlimited period.

(3)

By Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 586/2013 (3) the control body NOCA Pvt. Ltd, Pune was removed from the entry for India in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 following information from India concerning the suspension of that control body. The competent authority of India notified the Commission of the end of that suspension, as well as of the approval of a new control body, M/S. Faircert Certification Services Pvt Ltd, Khargone. Those control bodies should therefore be added to the entry for India in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.

(4)

On the basis of information received by the Commission showing that the control body SGS India Pvt. Ltd does not respect the scope of recognition of India as regards the products that can be imported, that control body should be removed from the entry for India in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.

(5)

The competent authority of Japan has notified the Commission of the changes concerning two recognised control bodies, as well as of five newly approved control bodies which should be reflected in the entry for Japan in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008.

(6)

The duration of inclusion of Tunisia in the list set out in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 ends on 30 June 2014. The findings of the supervision performed by the Commission indicated a need to improve the supervision of the control system by the Tunisian competent authority. Corrective actions have been taken by Tunisia and progress was made. The inclusion should be prolonged until 30 June 2015 with a view to verify the enforcement of some measures announced.

(7)

The Commission has examined the requests for inclusion in the list set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008, received by 31 October 2013. Control bodies and control authorities in respect of which the subsequent examination of all information received led to the conclusion that they complied with the relevant requirements should be included in that list.

(8)

Annexes III and IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

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

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

Done at Brussels, 16 June 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 189, 20.7.2007, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 of 8 December 2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries (OJ L 334, 12.12.2008, p. 25).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 586/2013 of 20 June 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries and derogating from Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 as regards the date of submission of the annual report (OJ L 169, 21.6.2013, p. 51).


ANNEX I

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

(1)

In the entry relating to Canada, point 7 is replaced by the following:

‘7.

Duration of the inclusion: unspecified.’

(2)

Point 5 of the entry relating to India is amended as follows:

(a)

The row for IN-ORG-013 is deleted.

(b)

The following row is inserted after the row for IN-ORG-010:

‘IN-ORG-011

Natural Organic Certification Agro Pvt. Ltd

www.nocaagro.com’

(c)

The following row is added:

‘IN-ORG-023

Faircert Certification Services Pvt Ltd

www.faircert.com’

(3)

Point 5 of the entry relating to Japan is amended as follows:

(a)

The row for JP-BIO-006 is replaced by the following:

‘JP-BIO-006

Ecocert Japan Limited

www.ecocert.co.jp’

(b)

The row for JP-BIO-023 is replaced by the following:

‘JP-BIO-023

Rice Research Organic Food Institute

www.inasaku.or.tv’

(c)

After the row for JP-BIO-030, the following rows are added:

‘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’

(4)

The entry relating to Tunisia is amended as follows:

(a)

In point 5, the row for TN-BIO-006 is replaced by the following:

‘TN-BIO-006

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

www.innorpi.tn’

(b)

Point 7 is replaced by the following:

‘7.

Duration of the inclusion:30 June 2015.’


ANNEX II

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

(1)

In the entry relating to ‘Afrisco Certified Organic, CC’, point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.’

(2)

In the entry relating to ‘ARGENCERT SA’, points 3 and 4 are replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Argentina

AR-BIO-138

x

Chile

CL-BIO-138

x

x

Paraguay

PY-BIO-138

x

x

Uruguay

UY-BIO-138

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products, products covered by Annex III.’

(3)

The entry relating to ‘Caucacert Ltd’ is amended as follows:

(a)

Point 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.

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

(b)

Point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.’

(4)

In the entry relating to ‘Ceres Certification of Environment standards GmbH’, point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.’

(5)

In the entry relating to ‘Control Union Certifications’, points 3 and 4 are replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Afghanistan

AF-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Albania

AL-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Bermuda

BM-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Bhutan

BT-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Brazil

BR-BIO-149

x

x

Burkina Faso

BF-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Burma/Myanmar

MM-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Cambodia

KH-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Canada

CA-BIO-149

x

China

CN-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Colombia

CO-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Costa Rica

CR-BIO-149

x

x

Côte d'Ivoire

CI-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Dominican Republic

DO-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Ecuador

EC-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Egypt

EG-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Ethiopia

ET-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Ghana

GH-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Guinea

GN-BIO-149

x

x

Honduras

HN-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Hong Kong

HK-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

India

IN-BIO-149

x

x

x

Indonesia

ID-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Iran

IR-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Israel

IL-BIO-149

x

x

Japan

JP-BIO-149

x

x

South Korea

KR-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Kyrgyzstan

KG-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Laos

LA-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

MK-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Malaysia

MY-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Mali

ML-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Mauritius

MU-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Mexico

MX-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Moldova

MD-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Mozambique

MZ-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Nepal

NP-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Nigeria

NG-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Pakistan

PK-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Occupied Palestinian territory

PS-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Panama

PA-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Paraguay

PY-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Peru

PE-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Philippines

PH-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Rwanda

RW-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Serbia

RS-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Sierra Leone

SL-BIO-149

x

x

Singapore

SG-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

South Africa

ZA-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Sri Lanka

LK-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Switzerland

CH-BIO-149

x

Syria

SY-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Tanzania

TZ-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Thailand

TH-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Timor-Leste

TL-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Turkey

TR-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Uganda

UG-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Ukraine

UA-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

United Arab Emirates

AE-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

United States

US-BIO-149

x

Uruguay

UY-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Uzbekistan

UZ-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Vietnam

VN-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

Zambia

ZN-BIO-149

x

x

x

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products, products covered by Annex III.’

(6)

In the entry relating to ‘Ecoglobe’, point 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.

Address: 1, Aram Khachatryan Street, apt. 66, 0033 Yerevan, Armenia.’

(7)

In the entry relating to ‘Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Organizasyonu’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Azerbaijan

AZ-BIO-109

x

x

Cote d'Ivoire

CI-BIO-109

x

x

Ethiopia

ET-BIO-109

x

x

Georgia

GE-BIO-109

x

x

Kazakhstan

KZ-BIO-109

x

x

x

Kyrgyzstan

KG-BIO-109

x

x

Russia

RU-BIO-109

x

x

x

Serbia

RS-BIO-109

x

x

x

x

Tadzhikistan

TJ-BIO-109

x

x

Turkey

TR-BIO-109

x

x

x

x

Ukraine

UA-BIO-109

x

x

x

x

Uzbekistan

UZ-BIO-109

x

x

—’

(8)

In the entry relating to ‘Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG), DBA as Quality Certification Services (QCS)’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Bahamas

BS-BIO-144

x

x

x

China

CN-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Dominican Republic

DO-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Ecuador

EC-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Guatemala

GT-BIO-144

x

x

Honduras

HN-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Malaysia

MY-BIO-144

x

x

x

Mexico

MX-BIO-144

x

x

x

Nicaragua

NI-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Peru

PE-BIO-144

x

x

x

Philippines

PH-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

El Salvador

SV-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

South Africa

ZA-BIO-144

x

x

x

Taiwan

TW-BIO-144

x

x

x

x

Turkey

TR-BIO-144

x

x

x’

(9)

In the entry relating to ‘IMO-Control Sertifikasyon Tic. Ltd Ști’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Afghanistan

AF-BIO-158

x

x

Azerbaijan

AZ-BIO-158

x

x

Georgia

GE-BIO-158

x

Kazakhstan

KZ-BIO-158

x

x

Kyrgyz Republic

KG-BIO-158

x

x

Russia

RU-BIO-158

x

x

Tajikistan

TJ-BIO-158

x

x

Turkey

TR-BIO-158

x

x

Turkmenistan

TM-BIO-158

x

x

Ukraine

UA-BIO-158

x

x

x

Uzbekistan

UZ-BIO-158

x

x

United Arab Emirates

AE-BIO-158

x

—’

(10)

In the entry relating to ‘Indocert’, points 3 and 4 are replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

India

IN-BIO-148

x

x

x

Sri Lanka

LK-BIO-148

x

Cambodia

KH-BIO-148

x

4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products, products covered by Annex III.’

(11)

In the entry relating to ‘NASAA Certified Organic Pty Ltd’, points 3 and 4 are replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Australia

AU-BIO-119

x

Indonesia

ID-BIO-119

x

x

Malaysia

MY-BIO-119

x

x

Nepal

NP-BIO-119

x

x

Papua New Guinea

PG-BIO-119

x

x

Samoa

WS-BIO-119

x

x

Singapore

SG-BIO-119

x

x

Solomon Islands

SB-BIO-119

x

x

Sri Lanka

LK-BIO-119

x

x

Timor-Leste

TL-BIO-119

x

x

Tonga

TO-BIO-119

x

x

4.

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

(12)

In the entry relating to ‘SGS Austria Controll-Co. GmbH’, point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.

Exceptions: in-conversion products.’

(13)

In the entry relating to ‘Organic crop improvement association’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Canada

CA-BIO-120

x

x

Guatemala

GT-BIO-120

x

x

x

Japan

JP-BIO-120

x

x

x

Mexico

MX-BIO-120

x

x

x

Nicaragua

NI-BIO-120

x

x

x

Peru

PE-BIO-120

x

x

x

El Salvador

SV-BIO-120

x

x

x

—’

(14)

In the entry relating to ‘Soil Association Certification Limited’, point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

Third countries, code numbers and product categories concerned:

Third country

Code number

Category of products

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Belize

BZ-BIO-142

x

x

Cameroon

CM-BIO-142

x

x

Colombia

CO-BIO-142

x

Egypt

EG-BIO-142

x

x

Ghana

GH-BIO-142

x

x

Iran

IR-BIO-142

x

x

Kenya

KE-BIO-142

x

x

South Africa

ZA-BIO-142

x

x

x

Thailand

TH-BIO-142

x

x

Uganda

UG-BIO-142

x

x

Venezuela

VE-BIO-142

x

—’


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