Revised Organic Farming Regulation published

On 14 June the revised European Organic Farming Regulation (EU) 2018/848, repealing Regulation (EC) No 834/2007, has been published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Regulation entered into force on the third day following of its publication. It shall apply from 1 January 2021.

From then the Member States will have 24 months to transpose those directives into their national law. The deadline for transposition will be 4th July 2020.

The official legislative text can be accessed here:

Feedback on draft implementation rules

In addition to the revision of the Organic Farming Regulation, the Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for its implementation has been revised as well and can be commented until 23 July 2018. With regard, to compost and digestate no changes in the implementation rules and its Annex I ‘Fertilisers, soil conditioners and nutrients’ were made. The revision is based on the latest recommendations by the Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production (EGTOP) with regard, to include ‘industrial lime from sugar production’ as fertiliser and several specific plant protection products (Allium sativum, COS-OGA, Salix spp. Cortex, sodium hydrogen carbonate).

The draft implementation rules can be accessed here.