According to article 33 passage 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 837/2007.
The pre condition for import and marketing of organic products from third countries has to be that certification of these products is carried out according to an accredited and equivalent standard which has been accepted by the EU Commission. Import can be realized according two procedures, which differ in the following points:
- Import from recognized third countries,
- Import according to the list of third country control bodies.
For custom clearance organic products have to be accompanied by a certificate of inspection according to annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1235/2008. This document will be signed by the competent customs office. Without a signed certificate of inspection an imported product cannot be marketed as an organic product. Once an organic product has been imported and custom cleared into the EU, it can be treated as a national product within the Community.
Prior to importing from a third country, please inform yourself in detail on the website of the European Comission.
If you have questions regarding the import of organic productions, please contact the BLE:
An organic product may be traded without restriction within the EU after successful import.
Unit 522 – Approval, Reports Organic Farming
Ms Sibylle Stahr-Sedaghat
Phone: +49(0)228 6845 2915
Please proceed as follows when you label imported organic products with the Bio-Siegel: