Eu Usda Organic Agreement

Similarly, the United States allows European products manufactured and handled under the EU`s organic programme: in the United States, using the USDA organic logo, to be marketed under two conditions as “organic”: the following private establishments certify organic products: KEZ, o. p. s. (CZ-BIO-001), ABCert, AG (CZ-BIO-002) and BIOCONT CZ, s. r. o. (CZ-BIO-003). These bodies monitor the processes related to the issuance of certificates of origin. The monitoring of compliance [with Directive (ES) No 882/2004] shall be carried out by the ÚKZÚZ (Central Institute for Agricultural Control and Audit). » 9″| Source: “Information on organic products from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic” The word organic is essential to the certification process (and the marketing of organic food), and some dispute it as well. Where there are organic laws, producers cannot use this term legally without certification. In order to circumvent this legal certification obligation, different alternative certification approaches are emerging, with terms currently not defined as “authentic” and “natural”. In the United States, the private farmer-to-farmer association Certified Naturally Grown, motivated by the costs and legal requirements of certification (October 2002), offers a “non-profit alternative ecolabel program for small farms that develop according to USDA organizing methods but are not part of the USDA Certified Organization Program.” [6] In addition to these restrictions, an organic import certificate must accompany all products marketed under the Convention. This document indicates the production site, identifies the body that has certified the organic product, verifies that the prohibited substances and methods have not been used, certifies that the conditions of the arrangement have been respected and allows the traceability of the products marketed.

Alcoholic products are also subject to the rules of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Any use of added sulphites in organic grape wine means that the product can only be used for the “Made with” labeling category and therefore cannot use the USDA organic label. Wine labelled as a product with other organic fruits should not be added to sulphites. [17] In India, APEDA regulates the certification of organic products according to national standards for organic production. “The NPOP standards for the production and accreditation system have been recognised by the European Commission and Switzerland as equivalent to their national standards. Similarly, the USDA has recognized that the NPOP conformity assessment procedures of accreditation are equivalent to those of the United States. With these certificates, Indian organic products, duly certified by the certification bodies accredited in India, are accepted by the importing countries. [65] Organic food produced and exported from India bears the India Organic certification mark issued by APEDA. [66] APEDA has recognised 11 inspection certification bodies, some of which are foreign certification agencies, others local certification bodies.