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Organic Farming Act No. 242/2000.

Country/Territory
Czechia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2000 (2022)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Collection of Laws No. 242/2000
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 Agroecology 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
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References - Legislation

Implements

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 | European Union | 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

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 | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Aquaculture, Internal trade, International trade, Ecological production/organic production, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Agricultural commodities, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Fraud, Animal production, Drugs, Animal health, 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 | European Union | 2007

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree implementing some provisions of the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czechia | 2006 (2023)

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czechia | 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, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | Czechia | 2012

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending the Ecological Agriculture Act.

Legislation | Czechia | 2005

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on Organic Farming.

Legislation | Czechia | 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 | Czechia | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX