Public consultation on Organic Farming Action Plan launched
EU Commission proposes postponement of entry into force of the new organic legislation by one year

Date: 8 September 2020

Organic farming is a very dynamic, rapidly growing and changing sector whereat the EU is the second largest consumer of organic food in the world with annual retail sales of more than EUR 37 billion and an increase of more than 65% over the last 10 years. To adapt the respective legislation to these rapid changes, a new Regulation (Regulation 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007) was developed which was due to enter into force from 1 January 2021 onwards.