Policy Information

Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s): 

Ministry Of Agriculture, Rural Development And Water Administration

SCOP, established at Ministry Of Agriculture, Rural Development And Water Administration (MARDWA) is the state body responsible for the implementation and administration of the legislation and the system of organic agriculture in Albania.

Agency(s) Contact Information: 

Ministrisë së Bujqësisë, Zhvillimit Rural dhe Administrimit të Ujërave

Sheshi Skenderbej, nr.2
Tirane
1001 Albania

Phone: +355 222 6551
Fax: +355 222 6551

Email: info@bujqesia.gov.al
Website 

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard: 

People's Assembly Law no. 9199 of 26.2.2004 on the production, processing, certification and marketing of ‘bio' products.

Date of Implementation: 

2004

Certification and Accreditation

Certification: 

Albinspekt is the only Albanian inspection/certification body. See the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration website for a list of foreign certifiers operating in Albania

Accreditation Method: 

Government

Accreditation: 

Accreditation of certification bodies carried out by the General Directorate of Accreditation (DA), which is a national accreditation body, recognized by government to assess compliance with international standards in the technical competence of conformity assessment.

Additional Information

Reference Standards: 

The law on organic farming is very similar to the EU-Council-Regulation 2092/91 and varies only in a few points.(EU Council Regulation 2092/91 has been revised and issued as Regulation 834/2007 and 889/2008.)

Additional Information: 

Assistance from projects like Sustainable Agriculture Support in Albania (SASA), financed by the Swiss Government and implemented in Albania by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland, have contributed towards strengthening the know-how of Albanian experts and farmers in organic farming techniques. See the SASA report Organic Agriculture in Albania Sector Study 2011.

USDA’S GAIN Report Albania Doing Business in Albania Exporter Guide 2015 
 

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