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Organic Farming Act.

Country/Territory
Czech Republic
Document type
Legislation
Date
2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Livestock, Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants
Keyword
Basic legislation Ecological production/organic production Research International trade Inspection Agricultural development Apiculture/sericulture Farming Registration Food quality control/food safety Certification Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes Animal production Biotechnology Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 January 2001.
Abstract

The present Act establishes conditions for the management of organic farming. The requirements for the production of organic foodstuffs are set out; rules for the certification on the origins of organic products and organic foodstuffs, as well as their labelling; quality control supervision are specified all in compliance with this law. The text contains definitions of terms therein employed and prohibits farmers from practicing organic and non-organic farming simultaneously (organic beekeeping excluded). In order to obtain the permit for organic crop and livestock production farmers are required to submit a written application for registration (details are given in the text) with the Ministry of Agriculture. The timeframe for conversion from conventional to organic farming is 2 years for arable land, meadows and pastures, 1 year for pastures and exercising areas for non-ruminants and 3 years for the current perennial cultures (vineyards, orchards and hop gardens). Ministry will regularly inspect producing, processing, storage and marketing systems, of products bearing organic farming labels.

Full text
Czech
Website
www.zakonyprolidi.cz

References - Legislation

Implements

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Aquaculture, Internal trade, International trade, Ecological production/organic production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Agricultural commodities, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Animal production, Drugs, Animal health, Planting material/seeds, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Food quality control/food safety, International trade, Certification, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Planting material/seeds, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91.

Legislation | 2007

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Basic legislation, Biodiversity, Agricultural commodities, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal production, Plant production, Planting material/seeds

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree implementing the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2001

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Agricultural commodities, Food quality control/food safety, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Animal production, Cattle, Sheep/goats, Swine, Rodents, Equine-animals, Poultry, Apiculture/sericulture, Marking/identification, Registration, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing some provisions of the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2006

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Agricultural commodities, Aquaculture, Animal production, Cattle, Rodents

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree amending the Decree implementing some provisions of the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2012

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Animal production, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Decree on Organic Farming.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2001

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, International trade, Inspection, Agricultural development, Apiculture/sericulture, Farming, Registration, Food quality control/food safety, Certification, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Animal production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal reproduction, Cattle, Data collection/reporting, Herd book, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Marking/identification, Poultry, Sheep/goats, Swine, Transport/storage, Biotechnology, Packaging/labelling, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pesticides, Plant production, Planting material/seeds

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2005

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Biotechnology, Agricultural commodities, Certification, Registration, Packaging/labelling, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2011

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Agricultural commodities, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX