EU-Chile agreement on organic production trade

 

The Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of the agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products.

The new rules will be based on the principle of mutual recognition between the EU and Chile of the equivalence of their respective rules and control systems as regards organic production.

The agreement, the aim of which is to encourage trade in organic products and thereby give a boost to the development of the organic sector in the EU, also provides for a system of co-operation, exchange of information and dispute settlement in organic trade.
Background and next steps

On 6 March 2017 the Council adopted a decision on the signing of the EU-Chile agreement. The agreement will enter into force three months following the final notification of the completion of the necessary internal procedures by each contacting party.

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