135th COP of 29 November 2016: the Short Report and the Mipaaf note (IT)


We publish the Short Report and the MIpaaf Note no. 95002 related to 135th COP (Committee on Organic Production) meeting held in Brussels on 29 November 2016.

The documents include information about the approval of the new Regulation amending Annexes III and IV of Reg. (EC) No 1235/08 (Reg. No 2259 of 15 December 2016). The two annexes were modified with detailed updates relating to equivalent third countries control systems and to control bodies authorized to certify in equivalence.

In addition, following the positive results of the additional checks carried out on products imported from Ukraine and neighboring countries during 2016, the Commission presented a review of the guidelines which will be applied in 2017.

Other topics discussed during the meeting were the possibility of using non-organic juveniles, expiring  on 31 December 2016, and the issue of import of organic products from Norway, particularly organic salmon.

Note no. 95002 of 20 December 2016

Annex 1 and 2

Annex 3

Short Report 135th COP


Source: MIpaaf and EU