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:
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:
Certification and Accreditation
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 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.
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.)
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