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Policy Information

Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s): 

Ministry of Agriculture

Agency(s) Contact Information: 

Republic Square, Governmental Building # 3, 375010, Yerevan, Armenia

Telephone: (3741 0) 52-46-41
Fax: (3741 0) 52-46-41

Website

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard: 

Date of Implementation: 

2009

Regulation and/or Standard Scope: 

The law regulates the production, preservation, processing, transportation and sale of agricultural products and materials as well as the storage of wild plants, and defines the principles of and legal grounds for the management of organic agriculture, its main circulation demands, directions of state support, and the duties of the authorized body.  

The scope of the law is broad and therefore requires further by-laws. However, stakeholders agreed that national legislation should be revised according to international developments and have requested that a National Organic Agriculture Plan be prepared.

Imported Products Requirements

Imported Products: 

Imported organic agricultural products should be accompanied by certificating documents from the exporting country’s authorized body, should be labelled and marked in conformity with the requirements established by Armenia's law, international treaties and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia, or, if these are absent, in conformity with international standards and norms. The importer should keep the above-mentioned certifying documents for at least two years. 

Certification and Accreditation

Certification: 

Ecoglobe Ltd. is an organic certification body in Armenia. It implements organic certification under trade mark “Green Caucasus” for national, EU, and other export markets. Ecoglobe has an alliance with its Georgian partner Caucascert via harmonized regional standards. Services of ECOGLOBE and the “Green Caucasus” system are accredited by DAkkS (Geman accreditation agency (DAkkS), www.dakks.de) according to EN45011 and EU regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008 . ECOGLOBE is also an Accredited Certifying Agent of the U.S. National Organic Program.

Additional Information

Reference Standards: 

Codex Alimentarius organic guidelines and EU organic regulation

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