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June 21, 2021

El 26 de junio de 2021 entra en vigor un reglamento de importación mexicano que afecta a los productos orgánicos. Este reglamento establece que los…
June 21, 2021

On June 16, 2021, Mexico’s agriculture secretariat (SADER) extended the deadline for its import regulation affecting organic exports to Mexico. View…
April 29, 2021

A new Mexican import regulation affecting organic products goes into effect on June 26, 2021. The regulation requires a control or transaction…
January 19, 2021

If your operation is sourcing NOP-certified organic ingredients or products from India, you will need to ensure that your supplier or seller is…
August 4, 2020

The United States and Canada announced the expansion of their organic equivalency arrangements with Japan to include livestock products, effective…
June 29, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has clarified their import policy for USDA certified organic products traded under the United States-…
June 16, 2020

The United States and Taiwan have signed a new organic equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020. This equivalency allows USDA National Organic…
May 4, 2020

The 2018 Farm Bill called for technological enhancements to improve the ability of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic…
May 29, 2018

CCOF-certified importers should be prepared to provide detailed information during inspections to ensure that they meet the expectations of NOP…
May 15, 2017

This notice has been replaced by the policy announced on April 19, 2021. Learn more. On May 11, 2017, CCOF Certification Services notified handlers…
January 23, 2017

Organic import (export) certificates are often required to accompany shipments of organic products to and from nations where the United States…
January 23, 2017

Los certificados de importación son un requisito común cuando el Programa Nacional Orgánico (NOP) del USDA tiene un acuerdo de equivalencia de…
November 14, 2015

Are you interested in accessing international markets? The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) recently announced a new initiative to support and…
August 31, 2015

El 21 de agosto de 2015, CCOF fue reconocido por el gobierno mexicano como un organismo de certificación aprobado bajo los recientemente…
August 31, 2015

On August 21, 2015, CCOF was recognized by the Mexican government as an approved certification body under the recently implemented Mexican Organic…
July 17, 2015

On July 9, 2015, the United States and Switzerland officially signed an organic standards equivalence arrangement, allowing product produced in…
May 4, 2015

The Mexican government recently published a notice of proposed extension for full implementation of the Mexican standards. The proposed extension…
May 4, 2015

El gobierno de México recientemente publicó una noticia de propuesta prórroga para la implementación completa de los estándares orgánicos mexicanos.…
February 17, 2015

The Chinese organic market continues to grow and demand more diverse organic products, however re-certification to the Chinese organic standard is…
January 5, 2015

CCOF continúa trabajando para obtener la aprobación como una organización de certificación orgánica bajo las nuevas regulaciones de Mexico con Luis…
January 5, 2015

CCOF’s work to obtain approval as a certification body under the new Mexican organic standards continues with the selection of CCOF local…
October 14, 2014

CCOF is diligently working to meet the needs of CCOF clients in Mexico and those who sell products to Mexico. Mexico’s organic standards are moving…
September 11, 2014

The Organic Trade Association (OTA), a membership-based association with the mission to promote and protect organic trade, recently launched an…
July 7, 2014

As of July 1, 2014 organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be exported and labeled as organic in either country.…
June 26, 2014

Many CCOF operations are enrolled in a program they do not need. CCOF is saving 600+ operations $125 each during the 2015 renewal by processing this…
June 23, 2014

The Chinese market is proving to be a challenging one for U.S. organic produce to enter. Chinese consumers are demanding more U.S. organic product,…
June 16, 2014

On Friday, June 13, the National Organic Program announced that the Agricultural Marketing Service and Korea are finalizing an equivalency…
June 2, 2014

The Chinese standard does not allow equivalence agreements with other countries for organic products, meaning U.S. operations wishing to send their…
April 8, 2014

U.S.–Japan Equivalency Agreement Effective January 1, 2014 The U.S.–Japan Equivalency Agreement is now effective! Organic products certified in…
January 8, 2014

En Español - Finalización de los Acuerdos Orgánicos de Mexico.
October 18, 2013

After at least two extensions for processed organic products entering Korea, it has become clear that the Korean government will enforce its…
October 18, 2013

Great News! Just recently, the USDA National Organic Program and the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF) signed a bilateral…
December 11, 2012

2012 has been a year of change for the export regulations between the U.S. and the EU for organic products. In 2012, the EU and U.S. signed an…
April 26, 2012

CCOF EU Standards and GMA Program Webinar: April 19, 2012. Learn about the new agreement, market opportunities, how to save time and money within the…
April 18, 2012

Quebec recently announced that effective January 1, 2012, it will adopt the Canadian Organic Standards and harmonize labeling requirements between…
April 18, 2012

In the last several months CCOF has worked with our clients, other certifiers, and the National Organic Program to improve our approach to the U.S.-…
April 13, 2012

CCOF was formally listed in the Official Journal for the European Union as an Equivalent Certifier on December 6, 2011. Under this listing, effective…