The European Union market for Organic products is protected by European Regulations. There are complementary application measures on a regional Belgian level.

There are also national and private specifications which cover areas not covered by European Regulation.

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  • November 2023 – Publication of Implementing Regulation 2023/2229

In mid-November, European Commission Implementing Regulation 2023/2229 came into force. This text amends Annexes I, II, III and V of Implementing Regulation 2021/1165, which, among other things, lists the products and substances authorised for use in organic production, as provided for in the basic text 2018/848.

November 2023 – Publication of Implementing Regulation 2023/2229

Official regulations

Find out here how to consult an official Regulation on the Eur-Lex website

Regulation (EU) n°2018/848 consolidated version

This regulation will replace basic regulation 834/2007 from 1 January 2022 according to Regulation n°2021/269.

It covers the principles and basic rules for agriculture, preparing foodstuffs and organic animal feed, distribution and imports as well as labelling and controls.

Click here for the List of secundary acts (implementing and delegated acts related to RE 2018/848)

Regulation (EU) n° 2021/2325 consolidated version

It covers rules for implementation regarding imports of organic products from third countries.

Regulation (EU) n° 2023/2785 amending Regulation (EU) 2021/2325 as regards the recognition of certain control authorities and control bodies for the purpose of importing organic products into the Union.

Regulation (EU) n° 2021/2306 consolidated version

Brexit: Imports and Exports from 1 January 2021

Situation of Imports and Exports of organic products following Brexit, from 1 January 2021.

panier de légumes bio proposé par CERTISYS

CERTISYS is approved in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (LU-BIO-06) and can help you certify your products

Find out about the official processes and procedures for launching your organic activities in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg here.

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Version 8 of the CERTISYS Standard has applied since November 2023.

This standard exposes the objectives and principles, production rules, labelling provisions and control measures for non-EU operators who intend to export products advertised as organic to one of the European Union Member States. Any agricultural product produced, transformed or exported to an EU Member State and certified in accordance with this standard will be considered to be equivalent to the European regulation.

This standard contains two books. Book 1 covers general rules. Book 2 covers specific rules:

  • CERTISYS Standard non EU Book 1 – general rules
  • CERTISYS Standard non EU Book 2 – specific rules