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CCPB participated to Biofach/Vivaness 2018

The biological “Made in Italy” registers numbers of huge dimensions and conquers even more market shares abroad also thanks to its certification role.

Nuremberg’s trade show is a great showcase for this sector

In the occasion of Biofalch, the international sector trade show which taked place from 4th to 7th February in Nuremberg, CCPB, certification-specialist on biological and sustainable agriculture institution, attended with a double stand: food areas (4-611 stand) and cosmetics (7-551 stand). Thus, it testified CCPB engagement in this sector.

According to the latest data published by Nomisma, the Italian biological branch is rapidly growing. The export is leading the sector so that it generated a turnover of 1.9 billion Euros in 2017. This result made Italy become the second worldwide exporting country of biological products, after the United States: it registered a growth trend of 16% compared to 2016 and 408% compared to 2008.

A success decreed by not only the goods quality and research on companies’ innovation but also by the attention paid by the control systems. “The products are also appreciated because they are found to be safe” Fabrizio Piva, the CCPB CEO, explains.

The certification is the first step towards the construction of a strong relationship of trust with consumers and a loyal market competition. CCPB certified companies know it well and for this reason export it all over the world. The European Commission has recognized CCPB as a certification authority equivalent to 39 countries in the world. In addition, the control institution is the first authority in Italy in obtaining the recognition to operate according to the United States, Japan and Canada national legislation. Moreover, CCPB is the group leader of five firms of certification that exist in the Mediterranean area: Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco.

The new bio regulation will be introduced in the next years and its implementation is set in January 2021. “We have to think now on how the organic of the future will be. – Piva clarifies – The organic must open itself to new inspiring horizons and challenges in the respect of naturality, healthiness and reliability principles”.

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