Request for Amendment to the National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture


In organic agriculture, there is a national list of permitted substances or materials. The National List may be amended (remove an existing substance or material, add substance, or change the conditions for use of a specific substance or material. In order to evaluate any request for amendment to the National List, the following procedure applies.


Office or Division:

Organic Agriculture Division (OAD)

Classification:

Highly Technical

Type of Transaction:

G2G – Government to Government

G2B—Government to Business Entity

G2C- Government to Citizen

Who may avail:

All

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

WHERE TO SECURE

1. Request Form (1 original or electronic copy)

OAD

2. Technical Dossier (1 photocopy or electronic copy)

Requesting Party

Client Steps

Agency Action

Fees to be Paid

Maximum Processing Time

Person Responsible

1. Submit accomplished request form together with the technical dossier to Organic Agriculture Division

1. Issue Acknowledgment Receipt

None

1 Hour

Secretariat
BAFS Internal Review Committee (BAFS-IRC)

2. Assess the request against the criteria set by the relevant guideline

None

2 Days

Secretariat
BAFS-IRC

3. Evaluate the request based on peer reviewed scientific findings/ publications, relevant standards and regulations through BAFS-IRC

None

5 Days

Division Chief
OAD

4. Consult DA Pool of Experts, if appropriate

None

1 Day

Division Chief
OAD

6. Notify the Public or the WTO-Technical Barriers to Trade of the proposed amendment in the National List for comments, if appropriate

None

60 Days

Division Chief
OAD

7. Prepare consolidated comments for evaluation of BAFS-IRC

None

5 Days

Secretariat
BAFS-IRC

8. IRC evaluates consolidated comments

None

3 Days

Division Chief
OAD

8.1 Prepare evaluation report to BAFS Director for further evaluation

3 Days

8.2 Endorse recommendation to DA Secretary for approval, if appropriate

1 Day

2. Receive the notification on the approved request for amendment from the BAFS-IRC Secretariat

9. If approved, prepare publication document re: Amendment of National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture

None

1 Day

Division Chief
OAD

10. Update the National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture, upon effectivity date of the published amended national list of permitted substances for Organic Agriculture

None

1 Day

Secretariat
BAFS-IRC

TOTAL:

None

87 Days

Request for Amendment to the National List of Permitted Substances for Organic Agriculture qualified for multi-stage processing.