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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.
To import organic products from outside the EU, you must make sure that:
• We have certified you for these products.
• Every consignment has a ‘certificate of inspection’ (COI) from the certifier in the exporting country.
• The relevant custom authority stamps the COI.
• You keep these COI's for at least two years.

Two types of business are required to have certification:
• The actual importer
• The first consignee (not the importer)
It is possible that as an importer, you are also the first addressee.

If you are the first consignee and not the importer, you must send the original import certificate to the importer and keep a copy for yourself.

You must only import product in accordance with regulation 1235/2012 and 834/2007. This will include either bringing in:
• ‘in-scope product’ from approved third countries
• produce with import authorization
• produce certified by approved certifiers.

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Manufacturing

Every company that manufactures or produces organic food products and animal feed must be certified for this purpose.

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Import

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.

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Storage

Every company that stores organic raw materials, semi-finished goods, or end products must be certified for this purpose.

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Trade

Every company that trades in organic products is certified for this purpose. You may only trade in products from certified organic companies.

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Aquaculture

Various forms of aquaculture can be certified as organic.

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Online stores

Every company that sells certain organic products on the internet must be registered.

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Organic Farming

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.

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Organic Food

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.

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Import

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.

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Export

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:

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