FROM EQUIVALENCE TO CONFORMITY: POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE BIOCONTROL INDUSTRY
The new organic regulation will require products and substances exclusively used for organic production in non-EU countries (because the pest/crop is not present in the EU) to be authorised as “Products and substances authorised for use in organic production in certain areas of third countries” as per Annex VI of regulation 2021/1165.
This issue has been introduced in PG meetings. Now the Secretariat is working with COLEAD and other organisations to understand the extent of the biocontrol products impacted and to work with the DG AGRI organics Unit to ensure biocontrol products authorized for use in organic agriculture in third countries can be readily imported after the transition period that ends on 31 December 2023. An IBMA webinar on this subject will be organized on 22 June 2023 afternoon.
More information will follow.