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Imports from Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Moldova or China

EC import controls for organic products

The European Commission have renewed their requirements for additional controls on the import of certain organic products from - or originating from - Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Moldova and China. In addition, they've added Turkey to this list. The requirements for Turkey come into force from 1st March 2021.

Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Moldova and Turkey

These controls apply to organic food and feed with the following CN codes:

  1. Chapter 10 – Cereals
  2. Chapter 11 – Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109.
  3. Chapter 12 – Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder, except for processed products ready for human consumption derived from them. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214. 
  4. Chapter 23 – Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 2307.

 

China:

  1. Chapter 10 – Cereals
  2. Chapter 11 – Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109
  3. Chapter 12 – Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder, except for processed products ready for human consumption derived from them. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214
  4. Chapter 23 – Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder. The following CN codes are excluded: CN codes 2307
  5. CN code 0810 9075 – only Goji berries (Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense) and products processed from them.

 

If you import, or intend to import, any of these products during 2021, then you must take the actions detailed in this document before using or selling the product with reference to organic.