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Organic products: controls of high-risk products

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Organic production / Organic production

Summary

The EU will in the future establish a list of high-risk organic products on the basis of cases of continued non-compliance. Under current rules, 100% of consignments of high-risk organic products to be exported from non-EU countries must be sampled and controlled by an organic control authority or control body, and 100% of consignments must also undergo identity and physical checks by EU Member States on import.

Recognising the burden this places on operators and authorities, and that lower rates of physical checks can also be effective, the European Commission now proposes to introduce greater flexibility, allowing the share of consignments tested to be lower than 100%.

There is an opportunity to provide feedback on this proposal via the Commission’s Have your say webpage until 16 July 2024.