Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, Bern

A comparison of environmental regulations regarding agriculture

According to a study the requirements of the Swiss “Proof of Ecological Performance” are often higher than those of the European Union’s Cross Compliance. The results of a comparison of ecologically relevant laws and ordinances have revealed that there is not one country which consistently has the most stringent rules in all of the areas examined. Details of the technical application of the law are of great importance. Switzerland does not have the most severe regulations in any of the areas examined.

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