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Update on the Defra equivalency deal from 31 December

By 4 January 2021June 7th, 2022No Comments

On 30 December the OTB received notification from Defra that the EU has now agreed to recognise the UK as equivalent for organics until 31 December 2023.

This is in addition to the agreed equivalence recognition for UK control bodies (certifiers) and the UK agreeing to recognise the EU as equivalent.

This is great news for UK organic sector as it means UK certified goods can be sold as organic within the EU.

More information on the details on labelling and Traces NT (exporters to the EU and NI) is available on the OTB members hub here – OTB members – if you need the new password for 2021, please email Annie.