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European Union: New EU Organic Regulation Entering Into Force in 2021 Regulatory Update

The European Union adopted its updated Organics Regulation in 2018. The Regulation is set to enter into force on January 1st, 2021. This report gives an overview of the main regulatory changes to occur and highlights those that may impact U.S. exporters of organic products. The Agricultural Committee in the European Parliament and other stakeholders within the organic sector have called for the new Regulation to be delayed, citing a need for more time to prepare for the changes that the new Regulation will bring. The European Commission and Member States already held several discussions on a possible delay of the regulation’s entry into force but no decision has been made yet.

Source: USDA FAS

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