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Conversion period, plant production - SI Rules 2003

Slabe, Anamarija (2005) Conversion period, plant production - SI Rules 2003. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

In SI Rules, the conversion period can be shortened under the condition that the operator of the agricultural holding can provide a guarantee that the production (unit) has already been subject to organic inspection system for a minimum of 1 year before (SI Rules 2003 Art. 12).

Difference

In principle the conversion period in plant production is regulated in the same way as in EU 2092/91, however it provides less possibilities for shortening the conversion period. No other possibility for shortening the conversion period as mentioned in the EU 2092/91 is foreseen.

Justification

This relates to the situation in 1999 when the first state-approved organic inspection body started to operate. The provision allowed those farms that have been already participating in private organic inspection and certification schemes before 1999 to shorten the conversion period.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > A.Plant and plant products > Conversion - Annex I A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Conversion planning
Country/Standard: Europe > Slovenia > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:405
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:17

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