The Chinese standard does not allow equivalence agreements with other countries for organic products, meaning U.S. operations wishing to send their organic product to China are required to obtain direct certification to the Chinese standard through a Chinese certification body. In an effort to alleviate some of the time, money, and labor this process requires, CCOF met with representatives of WIT Assessment, one of the highest ranking certifiers in China, on May 15, 2014. CCOF and WIT are in ongoing discussions to help improve the process for U.S. organic products entering China. If you are interested in sending your product to China, or have certification to the Chinese standard and would like to share your experiences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2, 2014