Imported food Certificate of Inspection for imported organics

All organic foods imported into Great Britain from third countries must have a valid Certificate of Inspection.

Organic imports are subjected to official controls to ensure that organic products imported into Great Britain are compliant with organic production standards. This encourages a harmonised system of production and protects consumers by promoting transparency and increasing confidence in the system.

How get a Certificate of Inspection

All organic goods imported into Great Britain from third countries must have a valid Certificate of Inspection (CoI). Currently, you will have to use an interim manual GB organic import system and feed into GB.

To request forms for the manual GB Organic Import System, contact your organic control body.

How to submit a CoI

Submit an COI and associated documents to us via des.philis.co.uk  

Information and guidance

For information and guidance on the import of organic goods please see the links below:

What legislation covers the control of organic foods?

The legal basis for all aspects of organic food production, including import, the endorsement COI and detailed rules for labelling implementation can be found on the following links respectively:

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