The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) issued the rules for imported organic food.
The main contents are as follows:
- The consignee must be located in the UK and be approved to engage in organic food business. And must be accompanied by a certificate of inspection (COI) to import organic food, even if the imported product or sample is not intended for sale.
- Importing organic food to the UK from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland: GB COI is required for each batch of "goods", and the exporter and exporting country or region are already on the non-UK organic register.
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