In 2018, the EU Council approved Regulation (EU) 2018/848, which sets out the principles, objectives and overarching rules of organic farming and defines how organic products have to be labelled.
This regulation, which came into force on January 1st, 2022, replaced the previously applicable regulation (EU) 834/2007 and is supplemented by several delegated regulations and implementing regulations for the production, distribution and marketing of organic products.
All of these pieces of legislation are the legal basis for whether goods can be marketed as organic within the EU, including those imported from non-EU countries. The regulations also specify how and when the EU organic logo can be used.
Organic farming is an agricultural method that aims to produce food using natural substances and processes. This means that organic farming tends to have a limited impact on the environment.Guidelines
The European Commission has issued several regulations for the production, distribution and marketing of organic goods.Website