Law & Regulation

In the European Union, ORGANIC PRODUCTION is regulated by Regulation EC n. 834/2007, Regulation EC n. 889/2008 and Regulation EC n. 1235/2008.

You can download the consolidated version of the 3 regulations from below:

REGULATION (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91.

REGULATION (EC) No 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.

REGULATION (EC) No 1235/2008 of 8 December 2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries.

REGULATION (EU) 2016/673 of 29 April 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.

It is possible to download further documentation at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/advanced-search-form.html

Besides Europe, each Country has its specific Regulation for the production and processing of organic products. Some Regulations are considered equivalent to EU Regulation so that organic products can be traded easily. While other Regulations are not equivalent and to trade organic products, operators should comply with more than one Regulation.

Useful links

ITALY  National Information System on Organic Farming (SINAB)
U.S.A.             USDA-National Organic Program        
JAPAN  JAS Standard
CANADA  COR Standard
SWITZERLAND   BIOSUISSE Standard
FRANCE  AB Standard
SWEDEN  KRAV Standard

For other Standards or detailed information about the Regulation of a specific country, please contact the HEAD OFFICE in Italy or your nearest local office.