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New rules for organic farming

Nov 21, 2017 | News

(20 November 2017) – The agreement on new rules for organic farming endorsed today by Council representatives will simplify and harmonise many of the rules covering organic food production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries.

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The agreement endorsed today by the Council will go to vote in the European Parliament.

Once adopted, the new rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021.

Commissioner Phil Hogan’s statement, questions and answers about the new rules on organic farming and a factsheet on the organic sector and the new rules are available online.

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