A new system of electronic certification has come into force to better monitor imports of organic products to the EU.
It is hoped that the pioneering e-certification system, which was launched on 19 April, will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud through improved traceability.
The system will also reduce the administrative burden on operators and authorities, as well as providing more comprehensive data on organic imports.
Both paper and e-certification will be used during a 6-month transition period and from 19 October 2017 organic imports will be covered by e-certification alone.
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