New EU rules on the labelling of organic products

28 June 2018

On 22 May the Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products. The new regulation encourages the sustainable development of organic production in the EU and aims at guaranteeing fair competition, preventing fraud and unfair practices and improving consumer confidence in organic products. The new rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021.
Old rules covering organic production were uneven across the EU, as they included a wide range of different practices and exceptions. Thanks to the new rules consumers buying a product bearing the EU organic logo can be sure of getting the same quality across the EU (Press Release European Council, 22 May 2018).
Click here for the press release.
Click here for Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products.
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