Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority
Organic Regulations and/or Standards
Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard:
Law of Georgia on Biological Agri-Production (website in Georgian)
National Standard on Organic Production
Date of Implementation:
Regulation and/or Standard Scope:
The law covers bio-production, processing, storage, transportation, packaging, sale, and import and certification. The rules define the management of organic farming, organic production, processing, marking, labeling, distribution, sale, as well as voluntary certification procedure and the consequent relations. Also covers products marketed under similar terms, such as biological, organic, ecological, environmentally friendly, bio, and eco. Wine, apiculture, aquaculture and animal feed are covered; products obtained from hunting and fishing can not be organic.
Imported Products Requirements
Imported organic products must be accompanied by the original certificate of conformity assessment issued by a competent authority of the country of origin. The certification must be at least in line with the standards of the Codex Alimentarius (Codex Alimentarius guidelines CAC / GL 32). The law also recognizes organic certificates which are issued by internationally accredited certification bodies.
Certification and Accreditation
National Accreditation Center
Standards and legislation were drafted in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labeling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods