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July 7, 2014
As of July 1, 2014 organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be exported and labeled as organic in either country....
June 26, 2014
Many CCOF operations are enrolled in a program they do not need. CCOF is saving 600+ operations $125 each during the 2015 renewal by processing this...
June 23, 2014
The Chinese market is proving to be a challenging one for U.S. organic produce to enter. Chinese consumers are demanding more U.S. organic product,...
June 16, 2014
On Friday, June 13, the National Organic Program announced that the Agricultural Marketing Service and Korea are finalizing an equivalency...
June 9, 2014
The Organic Trade Association (OTA), a membership-based association with the mission to promote and protect organic trade, recently launched an...
June 2, 2014
The Chinese standard does not allow equivalence agreements with other countries for organic products, meaning U.S. operations wishing to send their...
April 8, 2014
U.S.–Japan Equivalency Agreement Effective January 1, 2014 The U.S.–Japan Equivalency Agreement is now effective! Organic products certified in...
January 8, 2014
En Español - Finalización de los Acuerdos Orgánicos de Mexico.
October 18, 2013
Great News! Just recently, the USDA National Organic Program and the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF) signed a bilateral...
October 18, 2013
After at least two extensions for processed organic products entering Korea, it has become clear that the Korean government will enforce its...
January 23, 2013
As the market for organic products expands globally and organic production grows, we are seeing developments and/or modification to organic standards...
May 1, 2012
CCOF EU Standards and GMA Program Webinar: April 19, 2012. Learn about the new agreement, market opportunities, how to save time and money within the...
February 15, 2012
CCOF was formally listed in the Official Journal for the European Union as an Equivalent Certifier on December 6, 2011. Under this listing, effective...
February 15, 2012
Quebec recently announced that effective January 1, 2012, it will adopt the Canadian Organic Standards and harmonize labeling requirements between...
February 15, 2012
In the last several months CCOF has worked with our clients, other certifiers, and the National Organic Program to improve our approach to the U.S.-...
July 25, 2011
Full implementation of the U.S.-Canada Organic Regime (COR) organic export agreement came into effect on July 1, 2011. This means full enforcement of...
January 17, 2011
In early November 2010, the National Organic Program (NOP) clarified that under the U.S.- Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement all products...