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EU, Colombia to increase trade in organic products

Staff writer ▼ | February 12, 2016
Colombia and the European Commission announced the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and Colombia.
Colombia farm
Food trade talks   A larger market for organic farmers
Both sides confirmed their interest to swiftly conclude, at the end of the negotiations, an agreement that would allow a larger market for organic farmers, reduced burden for companies and more organic products available to consumers.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has been in Colombia, accompanied by a delegation of 35 European businesses representing a wide range of the European Union's agri-food sector.

In the framework of Commissioner's Hogan visit, a high level event on organics took place at Bogota, where long established and recognised EU organic companies were able to exchange views on the development of the sector in Colombia.

Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development of Colombia Aurelio Iragorri Valencia and EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan met in Bogota.

Both the European Union and Colombia are currently examining each other's organic legislation.