From the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment:
Please see below for your information from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine:
Please see the attached note [available below] outlining a recent procedure that took place with regard to the removal of the UK based Organic Control Bodies from the Organic regulation and the impact this will have on the organic sector.
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK will respect the equivalence of the organic rules that are in place in the UK until end 2023. It does not allow equivalence to be extended to the re-labelling or re-packaging of imported products.
The organic products covered under the EU-UK Trade Agreement must be unprocessed agricultural or aquaculture products produced in the United Kingdom or processed agricultural products for use as food or feed that have been processed in the United Kingdom with ingredients that have been grown in the United Kingdom or that have been imported into the United Kingdom in accordance with United Kingdom laws and regulations.
Please note the distinction between re-labelling or re-packaging and processing. A product that is processed in the UK with ingredients that have been grown in the UK or that have been imported in the UK in accordance with UK laws and regulations is permitted while product that enters the UK and is then merely re-labelled or re-packaged will lose its organic status.