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End of U.S.–India Recognition Arrangement

by kta |

The USDA has ended the U.S.–India Recognition Arrangement. After July 12, 2022, all imports from India to be represented as organic in the United States must be purchased from suppliers who have been granted certification with a USDA-accredited certifier. The United States will no longer accept certification granted by APEDA-accredited certifiers.

If you source organic products or ingredients from India, visit the Organic Integrity Database to verify your supplier’s status as certified.

For more information, please see the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s India website and previous CCOF Certification News. Contact your Certification Service Specialist with any questions or concerns.