For an unexpected start, the European Commission is in the middle of developing another Organic Regulation. By early next year, the proposal for a new organic regulation will be presented by the Commission to the Parliament and Council of Ministers – yes, that’s another trilogue starting. So what’s the process?
An online consultation, which 45000 people contributed to was part of this process. What’s called an Inter-service Steering Group (ISSG) made up of Directorates General of a range of policy areas, including environment, trade, research, consumers, chaired by Agriculture, was established.
The European Commission organised three hearings of experts to analyse the situation of the sector.
These were on “The EU organic market – Internal market and standards”; “The European Union’s organic production – Controls and enforcement” and “International trade in organic products and global issues”.
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