Prior to exporting to the EU, you must have all relevant products certified to the EU Equivalency Program and meet the below labelling requirements:
EU certified operations may use the EU leaf logo. The logo and labelling guidelines can be downloaded from the EU website http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/downloads/logo/index_en.htm
Products carrying the EU logo or being exported to Europe must ensure:
– At least 95% of the products ingredients are of agricultural origin and have been organically produced to a standard recognised by the EU
– All products comply with ACO inspection and control measures
– All products must bear either the name of the producer/preparer or vendor
– The correct EU code of the inspection body
– Conversion labelling is not permitted
Product exported to Europe requires the mandatory EU code to be on the label. ACO has two EU codes as detailed below:
Product which is certified to the National Standard and meets the requirements of Department of Agriculture.
Product produced in Australia – which includes wine, livestock/or livestock by-products, plant processed product which contains imported EU certified ingredients. Product produced internationally in a country where ACO has EU recognition e.g. Fiji, China, Vanuatu (as per EU regulation 1235/2008).
Please view our ACO Labelling and Logo Style Guide here.
For further information, please contact the ACO office.