Every company that manufactures or produces organic food products and animal feed must be certified for this purpose.Read more
Every company that imports organic food products, raw materials, and animal feed is certified for this purpose. This applies to the actual importer as well as the company that physically receives the products (the first consignee). An importer can, of course, also be the first consignee.Read more
Every company that stores organic raw materials, semi-finished goods, or end products must be certified for this purpose.Read more
Every company that trades in organic products is certified for this purpose. You may only trade in products from certified organic companies.Read more
Various forms of aquaculture can be certified as organic.Read more
Every company that sells certain organic products on the internet must be registered.Read more
If you want to grow organic crops in the Netherlands, you must first convert your land. Land is only organic if it is certified according to applicable regulations. Conversion and certification of land is only possible if the land is under Skal certification. In the Netherlands, an animal is organic if it is certified according to organic regulations.Read more
Anyone who prepares, stores and places organic products on the market (including wholesalers, importers and traders) must be licensed by a recognised certification body and hold a valid organic certificate.Read more
Skal certifies all organic production in the Netherlands including import. You may sell products certified as organic in the EU without an extra import certification. However, you must be certified by us for trade in organic products.Read more
You can apply for a transaction certificate if you wish to trade with countries outside the EU. Simply log on to our website Mijn.Skal.nl and fill out the questionnaire. The product must fulfil the following:Read more
After finding out all you need to know, you have decided to enter the Dutch organic sector. You want to register your business for the initial inspection.
Choose the appropriate registration form for your business on the right. When you register, we will assume that your company is registered in the Netherlands and prepared for the initial inspection and that your business plan is ready to be shown to the inspector.
Once Skal Biocontrole has received your completed form, you will receive confirmation of your registration. You will be given a unique Skal number and an invoice for the registration and the initial inspection, see Fees.
The initial inspection will take place on your premises. This is done within 25 working days or, in the case of an urgent procedure, within ten working days after your business has been registered. An inspector from Skal Biocontrole will check with you whether your business or business units meet all the requirements for organic certification.
If the assessment has a positive outcome:
Choose the right registration form: