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This update aims to provide you with a practical overview of the most relevant changes resulting from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable as from 25 May 2018. This month’s issue discusses the transfers of personal data to ‘third countries’ and the different legal bases for such transfers.
Import & Trade
Over the years, a control system has been set up that covers all stages of the organic supply chain, such as production at farm level, food processing, distribution, import and retailing activities. With regard to the controls on imports of organic foods, the European Court of Auditors found weaknesses in the system used for granting authorizations. In an effort to encounter these weaknesses, the European Commission introduced an e-certification system.