Organic Processing and Trade Association

OPTA is the voice of leading organic processing and trade industry in Europe.

We promote the ideas, innovations and policies that encompass the ambitious European goal to increase organic food and farming to at least 25% in 2030.


Current Highlights

OPTA EUROPE outlines key priorities for European organic companies ahead of the 2024-2029 legislative term

OPTA EUROPE outlines key priorities for European organic companies ahead of the 2024-2029 legislative term

On the occasion of its annual gathering in Nuremberg during Biofach, OPTA Europe presents its key demands for the future of European organic companies— a ‘Looking Ahead’ roadmap that outlines the priorities to be addressed during the upcoming 2024-2029 legislative term. 

Webinar – EU Deforestation-free Products Regulation

Webinar – EU Deforestation-free Products Regulation

Is your #organic company importing into/exporting from the EU soy, beef, palm oil, wood, cocoa, coffee, rubber – or their derived products, such as chocolate-? The EU Deforestation-free products Regulation will impact you!  It will entry into force as soon as December 2024.

Webinar on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Webinar on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Is your #organic company prepared for the upcoming rules on packaging and packaging waste?
Together with Arcadia International E.E.I.G. we are organizing a practical webinar to help companies anticipate the changes.

Relevance of Organic

By producing high quality food with low negative impacts on environment and health, organic standards play an essential role in developing a sustainable food system for the European Union.

Organic products contribute to the protection of the environment and the climate, the long-term fertility of the soil, high levels of biodiversity, a non-toxic environment for consumer health and high animal welfare standards.

This relies on the fact that the organic scheme does not allow the use chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. In addition, the use of GMOs and ionising radiation is prohibited and the use of antibiotics is severely restricted.

The benefits of the organic scheme are well recognized by the Green Deal’s Farm to Fork strategy, which set a target of ‘at least a quarter of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030’.

To achieve this ambitious target, an EU Organic Action Plan has been put in place. It includes actions to stimulate the demand, to ensure consumer trust and to reinforce the entire value chain.

OPTA Members

Key players from 11 EU countries and 3 non-EU countries

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