The European Commission has announced the opening of a public consultation, which will end on November 27, on the future Action Plan for organic farming.
In addition, it postpones, in the absence of approval, the entry into force of the new European Regulation for Organic Production.If this extension is definitively approved, the new regulation will come into force in January 2022, that is, one year after what was initially planned. The proposal must be ratified by the Council and Parliament.
The new organic regulation provides for the adoption of numerous delegated acts and implementing measures to specify the technical standards linked, for example, to organic production standards, group certification or the organic control system. Therefore, the foreseeable postponement would allow the sector to prepare to comply with the new regulatory framework with the necessary conditions and guarantees, since the new regulations incorporate very new aspects that affect different competencies and for its application it would help to have guides or recommendations.