Main novelties of the New Regulation of Ecological Production

The new legislation on organic farming, which entered into force on January 1, 2022, aims to reflect the evolution of the sector to its rapid growth, guaranteeing fair competition for farmers and, at the same time, avoid fraud and maintain the trust of the consumers.

The New R (EU) 2018/848 pursues a series of objectives:

  • Simplify production rules by phasing out a number of exceptions and exclusions.
  • Strengthen the control system through stricter preventive measures and rigorous controls throughout the entire supply chain.
  • Producers from non-EU countries will have to comply with the same rules as EU producers.

  • Extend the scope of the organic production standards to a broader list of products (for example, salt, cork, beeswax, mate, vine leaves and palm hearts) and new production standards for deer and rabbits are incorporated.

  • Certification will be easier for small farmers thanks to a new group certification system.
  • Take a more uniform approach to reduce the risk of accidental pesticide contamination.
  • Progressively eliminate the exemptions applicable to production in demarcated beds in greenhouses.

Below we put at your disposal a series of slides that summarize the main novelties of the New Regulation:

General changes

Plant production

Group of operators

Cattle raising

Processed products

If you know these main novelties, please register for the II Informative Conference on the novelties of the Organic Production Regulation R(UE) 2018/848, which will be held, online, on March 24, 2022, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

To be able to register on this day, you must refer to the following link: