Exploring the synergies between cross compliance and certification schemes

M. Farmer, V. Svales, R. Jongeneel, Z. Karaczun, R. Müssner, A. Leipprand, S. Schlegel, X. Poux, B. Ramain, K. de Roest, C. Varela Ortega, A. Simó

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    This report presents some of the interim results of the project 'Facilitating the CAP reform: Compliance and competitiveness of European agriculture'. It examines the similarities and differences between mandatory cross compliance standards and those set by voluntary certification schemes. There is a potential synergy between cross compliance and certification schemes, not least because both approaches set minimum standards and enforce those standards through inspection systems. Although there are some strong limitations, there is sufficient overlap in the standards set and in approaches to control to warrant further investigation of the potential for the harmonisation of standards and collaborative approaches to control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDen HAag
    Number of pages82
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameReport / LEI : Domain 6, Policy


    • agricultural policy
    • standards
    • quality standards
    • certification
    • inspection
    • cap
    • european union
    • agrarian reform
    • costs
    • synergism

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