Taiwan

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You need to enroll in the Global Market Access (GMA) program for Taiwan if you:

  • Plan to export CCOF certified organic products to Taiwan from the United States or Canada
  • Design labels for products that will be sold in Taiwan
  • Sell CCOF certified organic products to any buyer who requires international verification certification

To enroll send a completed Global Maket Access (GMA) application to inbox@ccof.org.

Read the complete GMA Manual here: GMA Manual

US/Taiwan Equivalence Arrangement: Export and Import Details

Operations located in the United States and certified to the National Organic Program (NOP) can ship to Taiwan through the US/Taiwan Equivalence Arrangement. The arrangement recognizes the NOP standards and the Taiwan organic standards as equivalent, with minor critical variances. The USDA NOP and the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA), Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) signed the organic standards equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020.

Requirements for Exports to Taiwan from the United States

  • NOP products must be either produced within, or have final processing or packaging occur within the United States.
  • The equivalence arrangement covers organic crops, wild crops, livestock, and processed products.
  • Use of the USDA organic seal is voluntary, while use of the Taiwan organic mark is prohibited.
  • Product labels must comply with destination market labeling regulations. Visit our Labeling and Logos page for guidance.
  • Exported product must be accompanied by a Taiwan (TM-11) export certificate.

Critical Variances for Product Entering Taiwan

  • Livestock products or any livestock products used as ingredients (e.g. eggs, milk, meat) must be derived from animals not treated systemically with analgesics, including procaine and lidocaine.

Requirements for Imports into the United States from Taiwan

  • Taiwan certified organic products must be either produced within, or have final processing or packaging occur on Taiwan.
  • The equivalence arrangement covers organic crops, wild crops, livestock, and processed products.
  • Use of the USDA organic seal is voluntary.
  • Product labels must comply with NOP labeling regulations.
  • Imported product must be accompanied by an NOP Import Certificate, issued by the exporter’s certifier and retained by the purchasing operation for their annual organic inspection.

Critical Variances for Product entering the United States

  • Livestock products must be produced without antibiotics, as verified by the supplier’s certifier.

Exclusions to the US/Taiwan Equivalence Arrangement

  • Aquatic animals (e.g. fish and shellfish) and honey (sold as a single ingredient) are not covered under this agreement. Organic processed products that include honey or other apiculture products as ingredients are included under the agreement.

Additional Equivalence Arrangement Resources

Canada/Taiwan Equivalence Arrangement: Export and Import Details

The Canadian Organic Regime (COR) has an organic equivalence arrangement with the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA), Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA). This arrangement establishes the Canadian COR standards and the Taiwan organic standards as equivalent, with minor critical variances. For CCOF operations certified to the COR standards, the CCOF Global Market Access (GMA) program verifies compliance to the Canada/Taiwan Organic Equivalence Arrangement.

Requirements for Exports to Taiwan from Canada

  • COR products must be either produced within, or have final processing or packaging occur within Canada.
  • The equivalence arrangement covers organic plants, plant based processed products, livestock products and processed food products containing livestock ingredients, and aquaculture products.
  • Use of the COR organic seal is voluntary, while use of the Taiwan organic mark is prohibited.
  • Product labels must comply with destination market labeling regulations. Visit our Labeling and Logos page for guidance.
  • Exported product must be accompanied by a Certificate for Transactions of Organic Products.

Requirements for Imports in to Canada from Taiwan

  • Taiwan certified organic products must be either produced within, or have final processing or packaging occur on Taiwan.
  • The equivalence arrangement covers organic plants, plant based processed products, livestock products and processed food products containing livestock ingredients, and aquaculture products.
  • Use of the COR organic seal is voluntary.
  • Product labels must comply with COR labeling regulations.
  • Imported product must be accompanied by a Certificate for Transactions of Organic Products, issued by the exporter’s certifier and retained by the purchasing operation for their annual organic inspection.

Exclusions to the Canada/Taiwan Equivalence Arrangement

  • Honey is not covered under this agreement.

Additional Equivalence Arrangement Resources

 

Taiwan Labeling Requirements

CCOF has developed a helpful International Market Labeling Guide to explain labeling requirements for organic products sold in Taiwan. All products shipped to Taiwan must meet the Taiwan organic labeling requirements. Send all labels to CCOF for approval prior to printing. To learn more, read Taiwan’s organic labeling regulations.

Organic wine and milk products have specific labeling requirements that must be met, in addition to the general Taiwan organic labeling requirements.

Learn more about international labeling requirements by visiting CCOF's Labeling and Logos page. Use of the Taiwan organic mark is prohibited for all organic products exported to Taiwan.