Detailed implementing rules

Implementing rules define the production, labelling and import requirements for the organic farming sector in Europe. Every year different new implementing rules amending the main two - Reg.(EC) No 889/2008 and Reg. (EC) No 1235/2008 - are published and come into force.  Implementing regulations are proposed by the Commission and approved by the Committee on Organic Production (COP), which is composed of the representatives of all National Competent Authorities.

Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 - Consolidated version - January 2018 (HTML versions in all EU languages can be found here)

Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 - Consolidated version - November 2019 (pdf/HTML versions in all EU languages can be found here)

You can find the complete list of regulations published on this page.

IFOAM EU anticipates areas for which the Commission is likely to propose new or amended implementing rules, establishes and leads expert working groups, gathers organic stakeholders' input, and presents the Commission with a unified position from the organic movement.

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