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Marketing standards for imports of agricultural and fishery products into the EU

Goods imported into the European Union must meet specific standards concerning quality. The requirements applying to specific products can be accessed through the European Commission's My Export Helpdek.

Marketing standards for agricultural and fishery products:

EU marketing standards for agricultural and fishery products supplied fresh to the consumer are designed to guarantee quality.

Under the common marketing system for agricultural products requirements vary by product, to take account of aspects like freshness, size, quality, presentation, tolerances, etc.

The marketing standards for fishery products classification by quality, size or weight, packing, presentation and labelling.

The EU countries conduct documentary and physical checks to ensure that imported products comply with these marketing standards.

Products from organic production:

Products complying with the rules for EU organic farming may bear the EU organic farming logo, certifying that the product has been manufactured according to organic standards.

There is a strict certification process for producing and marketing organic products with labels and logos on the EU market.

More information on EU policy in organic farming

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