EU Standards Handbook. Book 5
Handbook of EU standards for the regulation of organic production and labeling of organic products. Book 5
Publisher: VK "ARS", Lviv 2016
This Handbook is a continuation of the European Union regulations on organic production and labeling of organic products issued in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2015.
The fifth book of the Handbook of Standards includes all official documents governing the functioning of the organic sector of the economy in the European Union, which were adopted by the European Commission during June 2015 - December 2016.
In addition, the Handbook includes Guidelines of the EU Commission for Additional Official Inspections of Organic Products Imported from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia, adopted in December 2015, and Guidelines for additional official control of products, the country of origin of which is Ukraine, Kazakhstan or the Russian Federation, adopted by the European Commission on November 29, 2016
The Handbook also includes materials on the new System of Registered Exporters (REX) - a system of certification of the origin of goods, which will be used in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union from 1 January 2017. It is based on the principle of self-certification by economic entities that issue so-called designations of origin. To be eligible for a designation of origin, an entity must be entered into the database by the appropriate authority. Gradually, the REX system should completely replace the current system of proof of origin based on certificates of origin issued by government agencies.