Temporary Exceptions

Temporary Exemptions In Emergency Situations Where Organic Production Processes Are Subject To One Of The Following Obstacles:

 

1.Structural, Geographical Or Climatic Obstacles.

2.Problems Related To Fodder, Seeds And Vegetative Propagation Materials, Live Animals And Other Agricultural Inputs, Food Additives And Forage Additives, And Ingredients Of Agricultural Origin When These Organically Produced Inputs Are Not Commercially Available.

3.Problems Related To Organic Breeding Of Animals.

4. Problems In The Event Of Disasters.

5. Avoid Pest Risks When This Is The Only Technical Procedure Available

6.Environmental And Social Conditions.

 

.The Organic Operator Shall Apply To The Directorate Of Organic Production For An Exception To Be Able To Follow Up Its Organic Activities Despite The Obstacles Mentioned And Under The Following Conditions:

.Temporary Exceptions Must Be In Accordance With International Standards And Should Not Jeopardize Organic Production Targeting External Markets.

 

.Temporary Exceptions For A Specific Period Should Be Based On Objective Circumstances And Subject To Supervision Accordingly.

 

.The Office Shall Establish Procedures For The Commencement, Administration And Termination Of Temporary Exceptions And Public Announcement.

 

.Certificate Holders May Not Grant Temporary Exceptions To Operators On Their Own Initiative.

 

For More Information, See The Executive Instructions For The Organic Agriculture Law

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