Import/ export

Companies certified based on equivalence, requirements of the “Production standards and control measures” Commission Regulation (EC) 2018/848 and planning to engage in export or engaged in export to the EU must comply with the requirements set by the EU for product import to the EU, respectively with regard to laboratory tests of products and requesting and TRACES approval of the certificate of inspection (COI). 

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Companies certified based on equivalence, requirements of the Production standards and control measures standard, Commission Regulation (EC) No 843/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 engaged in exporting organic products must take measures according to the EU requirements and the requirements of the control scheme of the certifying body. And additional requirements set forth in Guidelines on additional official controls on products originating from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkey and Russian Federation with regard to export of products from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkey and Russian Federation.

Application about performing laboratory tests

"Laboratory tests of products to establish pesticide residues are required based on the performed risk analysis. The operator submits an application to the control authority for it to carry out sampling and perform production batch testing. Decision on the conformity of the batch of products. "

An application for supervision of movement of a batch of products (physical supervision of the batch)

The operator submits an application for physical supervision of movement of a batch of products. The control authority evaluates the documents (origin of products, product certificates from entrepreneurs, assessment of possible irregularities and sanctions, laboratory results etc.) and performs physical supervision of the batch of products.

Application for approval of the certificate of inspection (COI)

COI application is issued for one transport unit, i.e. truck, set of vehicles (if the set of vehicles is inseparable), ship etc. The operator submits an application to the control authority to approve the COI in TRACES. The relevant documents proving the origin, traceability and conformity of products to organic farming requirement must be attached to the application. The operator enters information about the exported product in  https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/tracesnt/login

Approval of the certificate of inspection (COI)

The control body makes the decision about approval of COI within 3 work days after receiving and evaluating all documents, and requests additional information if necessary. Further actions with COI according to Article 13 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008. 

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Third Country Organic Farming Sector

Head of the Third Country Organic Farming Sector

Ieva Lāce

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