Organic Rules and Certification

Control authority, Agricultural Board, Estonia, 2010

Control authority, Agricultural Board, Estonia, 2010. [Certification - Control authority and Control body]

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Type of authority/body

Public

Level of operation

National

The authority/body work areas

Both certification and inspection

Comments on type , level and work areas

The state inspection system was implemented in 2001 and the supervision of organic farm production was made the responsibility of the Plant Production Inspectorate, while food and feed processing, and marketing (including importing) became the responsibility of the Veterinary and Food Board. From 1st January 2010, the Plant Production Inspectorate has merged with the newly established Agricultural Board.

Name of the authority/body

Pollumajandusamet, (Agricultural Board)

Start year for doing organic certification and/or inspection

2001

EU control code according to O.J. 2009/C 72/04

EE-ÖKO-01

Comments on accreditation

Being a governmental authority, accreditation is not necessary

Is the authority/body a standards owner. If "no", then fill in the contact details below

No

Address

Organic Farming Department, Teaduse 2, Saku, EE-75501 Harjumaa Estonia

Phone

+372 6712 604

E-mail

pma@pma.agri.ee

Links to authority/body web page and further information

http://www.pma.agri.ee/index.php?id=104&sub=128

If not a standards owner, does the control authority/control body have a control logo?

Yes

Number of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) according to which the control authority/body offers certification and/or inspection in the country [standard certified / (standard inspected)]

1

Titles of European organic standards (incl. the EC 834/2007) for which certification (and inspection) is offered in the country.

EC 834/2007

Comments on the system for certification and/or inspection in the country

In Estonia a system of designated public control authorities has been implemented. The Agricultural Board is responsible for authorisation of organic farming enterprises, assessment of the risks in organic farming and application of the inspection problems, planning and co-ordination of control in the organic farming area, assessment of the quality of professional control and keeping of the Organic Farming Register. The other public certification authority, the Veterinary and Food Board is responsible for the organic food and feed processing and marketing including import.

Total number of operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to the EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

1021

Number of organic processors and other operators in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

11

Number of organic farmers in the country controlled (certified and/or inspected) according to EC 834/2007 and/or national organic standards by the control authority/body.

1010

Number of employees (full-time, part time and free lance) in "full time years" involved in organic certification and/or inspection in the country

30

Comments on operators certified and/or inspected and on work force in full time years

The information on operators and employees is from TOS 2008 The Organic Certification Directory. It is not known wheter the figure on emloyees is full time employees.

Annual turnover [in €] from organic certification and/or inspection in the country

39625

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic farmers in the country

?

Certification fees and inspection fees for organic processors in the country

N/A

Certification fees and inspection fees for other operators in the country, please specify "other"

N/A

Comments on annual turnover and fees

Organic farmers have to pay state fees for certification, and the annual inspection but there is no information on the size of the fee on the web site.

Certification Systems Overview:Control authorities and bodies - certifiers
Certification by country:Estonia
Operators:Farmers and horticulturists
Item type:Certification - Control authority and Control body
ID Code:2095
Deposited By:Beate Huber
Deposited On:26 Jul 2010 15:29
Last Modified:26 Jul 2010 15:29

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