On June 16, 2021, Mexico’s agriculture secretariat (SADER) extended the deadline for its import regulation affecting organic exports to Mexico. View the official notice of extension here.
Mexico’s import regulation will now go into effect January 1, 2022. The regulation requires a control or transaction document to accompany shipment of certain organic commodities (listed in Annex 1 sections b-f). Work with your importer to determine if your exports will require a control document.
CCOF highly encourages you to enroll in the Mexico Compliance Program to be ready to comply when this new regulation takes effect. Visit our Mexico Program page to review the criteria for enrollment in our Mexico Compliance Program for certification to the Mexican organic standards (LPO).
To enroll, send a completed Mexico Compliance Program Application to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your export labels for review. Once enrolled and verified as compliant, you will receive a Mexico Compliance Program certificate and will be able to request Mexico Import Documents to accompany your shipments. For any questions regarding this update, contact your Certification Service Specialist.