Are you selling products outside of the United States? You may benefit from one of CCOF’s international programs. CCOF’s Global Market Access (GMA) and International Standard programs are available to clients who export organic products or sell raw products that may be processed into a value-added product for international export. Clients exporting to the EU, Japan, Canada, or other global markets are encouraged to enroll.
When you enroll in the CCOF GMA or International Standard programs, your operation will be reviewed by CCOF staff to determine if you meet the requirements of the importing markets. Your product will be listed as eligible for export on your organic certificate if it meets the requirements of your import market.
Do you need additional information about specific export documentation? CCOF has tools to help you directly export your organic products to international markets, including EU, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and others.
When you enroll in the GMA program CCOF will verify that your product and label meet requirements for foreign markets where the US National Organic Program has equivalency agreements or arrangements, including Canada, the EU, and Japan. Services under this program are only $125 each for Canada or the EU, and $375 for Japan.
Send a completed GMA application to email@example.com to enroll in the program! If you want to export wine to the EU, you must also complete the EU Wine Approval Application. See CCOF’s Global Market Access Program Manual for details about specific international standards and the GMA program.
The CCOF International Standard program is for operations outside the United States and those shipping to Switzerland directly. CCOF is accredited under ISO Guide 65 and offers equivalency verification to Europe’s organic regulations, EEC 834/2007, for operations shipping directly to the EU from outside the United States. Additionally, this program verifies equivalency with Swiss organic standards.
If you sell or plan to sell product as organic in Mexico, read about the upcoming CCOF Mexico Compliance Program.
If you meet these requirements you do not require any additional international documentation to be signed in order for you products to be exported to one of these destinations.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions about international programs or exports.