EU – Regulation EEC No. 2018/848 of Organic Production

Since the beginning of regulated European Union (EU) organic certification, we serve companies all over the world with a wide range of services including organic certification and the issueance of the Certificate of Inspection (C.O.I.) through TRACES.

EU organic certificate
    EU organic certificate

    About the certification

    The principle of organic agriculture is the sustainable production of food from balanced and fertile soil. The farm has to be managed according to the organic regulations without genetically modified organisms (GMO) and synthetics. During production and processing, the organic and non-organic products must be clearly separated and contamination must be prevented. To reach the organic market, the whole chain of organic production needs to be inspected. Should all requirements be fulfilled, the organic certificate can be issued and the applicable logo can be used on the certified products.


    Organic imports from outside the EU into the EU need to be covered by a Certificate of Inspection (COI) through the EU Commission based IT Tool ‘TRACES’. From October 19th 2017, the now commonly used Import Transaction Certificate (ITC) cannot be used anymore for import into the European Union.


    Control Union Certifications global network of offices allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.

    Publications list of operators subject to controls
    EU organic TRACES

    How you benefit

    • Control Union certifies companies all over the world and offers a wide range of certification programmes, some of which can be linked to organic certifications

    EU Organic contact

    How can we help you?

    Are you looking for a certain service or do you have any questions about the certification program? Let us know. We’re glad to be of help.