Organic Farming

Inter-service steering group

Inter-service steering group

The Inter-service steering group (ISSG) comprises Commission staff from the Departments ("Directorates-General" - DGs) who are involved in some way or another in the EU organic policy in particular DG Health and Consumers, DG Environment, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEsDG Development and Cooperation, DG Maritime affairs and Fisheries, DG Trade, DG Employment, DG Research and Innovation, DG Taxation and Customs Union, EUROSTAT and the Joint Research Center as well as the European Commission's Legal Service and the Secretariat General.

The Group is chaired by the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development which also provides the secretariat.

The legal basis has been established according to Commission Impact Assessment Guidelines of 15 January  2009.

the mandate of the Group(193 kB)