Organic Rules and Certification

Competent authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Estonia, 2009

Competent authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Estonia, 2009. [Certification - Competent authority]

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Level of authority

National Authority

Name of the authority/body

Põllumajandusamet, Mahepõllumajandus, (Ministry of Agriculture, Organic Farming Department)


Mahepõllumajandus Teaduse 2, Harjumaa, EE-75501 Saku, Estonia


+372 671 2660


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Responsibilities as concerns organic certification

Supervising certification of all operators

Describe the "other" responsibilities

Authorisation of organic farming enterprises; Keeping of the Organic Farming Register, Keeping the register on organic seeds; Setting the organic control fees: Conctrol fees are based on the area owned and/or leased by the farmer: Up to 1.5 ha: 19.17 € (300 EEK); > 1.5 ha to 10 ha: 34.51 € (540 EEK); > 10 hectares of land 34.51 € (540 EEK) + 0.32 € (5 EEK) per ha exceeding 10 hectares, however, max. 8000 €.

Certification Systems Overview:Competent authorities
Certification by country:Estonia
Item type:Certification - Competent authority
ID Code:2137
Deposited By:Beate Huber
Deposited On:30 Sep 2010 14:36
Last Modified:30 Sep 2010 14:44

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