27. April 2016 Daniel Kruse

19th General Meeting of the EIHA
31 May 2016, start time: 7 pm; Venue: Rheinforum, Kölnerstr. 42 Wesseling, Germany


  1. Assessment of the Votes
  2. Status report on EIHA and Hemp
  • Trend reports from Europe and the member state
  • Updated hemp cultivation area 2015
  • Update of fibre price data

3a. EIHA activities in 2015/2016

  • Status of policy in Brussels (Michael Carus, John Hobson, Sylvestre Bertucelli)
  • EIHA in the “Bio-based Expert Group”, SCAR, DG Enterprise – high level committee to steer the Bio-based Economy, and Drink Europe (Michael Carus, Sylvestre Bertucelli, Daniel Kruse)
  • THC limits for food, meeting with DG Health (European Commission)
  • Results of the Hemp Market Survey (Michael Carus, Luis Sarmento)
  • ISCC PLUS: “Sustainability certification for Hemp Fibres and other raw materials”. Certification of Hanf Farm (DE) and HempFlax (NL) supported by EIHA: Current status report (Mark Reinders and Rafael Dulon)
  • LCA of hemp fibre insulation material – status MultiHemp project (Martha Barth)
  • E-Mail interest groups for regular members (Michael Carus)

3b. Trade fairs and conferences in 2016

  • Booth at the 9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, April 2016
  • 13th Int. Conference of the EIHA 2016
  • Booth at the Composites Europe 2016 (Düsseldorf, Germany)


  1. Financial report of the EIHA (Michael Carus)
  2. Exoneration of the Board of Directors


  1. Running and new activities (to discuss)
  • Update of the EIHA statute on new regular members
  • Update EIHA leaflet and Hemp poster
  • Discussions on focus in 2016/17:
    • THC limits for food – what to do, next steps
    • CBD regulations – pharmaceutical, food supplement, novel food – what to do, next steps
    • Further research on THC guidance values