The European Union and Chile last month (7 April) concluded negotiations on a trade agreement in organic products. The deal provides that Santiago and Brussels will mutually recognise the equivalence of their organic production rules and control system and “ensure a high level of respect for the principle for organic production”.
All EU organic products are included while the organic logos are protected in return.
“It will allow for products produced and controlled according to EU rules to be directly placed on the Chilean market and vice versa,” the executive said in a statement.________________________
“New generation” trade deals
A European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com that the deal was the first of a “new generation” of agreements. “It is a fully-fledged reciprocal trade agreement that will facilitate market access to EU exports and will increase transparency and legal certainty,” the EU official said.