UK exit from EU / organic production


Start of application / implementation of the new Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production from 01.01.2022

On September 4th, 2020, the European Commission, on the basis of its right of initiative, submitted a proposal to the European Parliament and the Council to amend Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production regarding its date of application and certain other dates specified in that Regulation (see:

Under the ordinary legislative procedure, on 8 October 2020, the European Parliament voted in favour of the proposal at first reading and the position was unanimously confirmed by the Council (Agriculture and Fisheries). Following this agreement, the act is deemed to be adopted. The regulation will enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Detailed information will be made available in due time.


Incorrect / misleading labeling:

The following products are on the market that use the Austria Bio Garantie logo without authorization and have no contract with Austria Bio Garantie:

Biobase Universal disinfectant
Biobase Descaling agent
Biobase Sanitizer
Biobase Dishwasher
Biobase Glass agent


A new national law will be in force from 28.02.2020:


Biofach 2020

Dear ladies and gentleman’s!

Also this year you can find us at the Biofach in hall 1, booth 585.

Especially we would like to invite you to an aperitif on 13 February at 4 p.m.!


ATTENTION – EXTENSION OF THE CHANGES FOR ORGANIC IMPORTS from certain countries from 1.1.2020 and additional new countries

The extensiion is valid for the period 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2020 and concerns as before the following countries: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and MOLDOVA.

Additonally corresponding guidelines have been issued for CHINA for the same period and the same product groups. In the case of China, the guidelines also apply to goji berries (Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense) and their derived products.

For organic imports from the above mentioned countries, additional inspections must be carried out.

If the products concerned from the above mentioned countries are first registered in Austria for release for free circulation in the Community, the competent authorities, together with the inspection bodies, will carry out an inspection according to the guidelines at the expense of the importer. Products may not be marketed as organic products until they have been released by the competent authority.

If you receive goods as the first consignee and from another importer, the goods may also only be placed on the market when the relevant inspection documents are available.

If you have any questions, please contact the responsible authority for your country

For the relevant guidelines click here:

Guidelines AddOffCtrl China 2020 final
Guidelines AddOffCtrl Ukraine Kazakhstan Moldova and Russian Federation 2020 final

Austria Bio Garantie and bio.inspecta come together under the roof of EASY-CERT group

Austria Bio Garantie and bio.inspecta, the two leading organic inspection bodies in Austria and Switzerland respectively, came under one roof in organisational terms as of 7 June 2019. The two companies’ owners fully integrated the companies into the new EASY-CERT group AG of which they are now joint owners with equal rights. In their home countries, Austria Bio Garantie and bio.inspecta will continue to operate as autonomous organisations.

Here you can find a detailled press release:

>>Press release<<

>>Press release in German<<

Group photo from 7 of June