Are you selling products outside of the United States? You may benefit from one of CCOF’s international programs. CCOF’s Global Market Access (GMA), International Standard program, and Mexico Compliance programs are available to clients who export organic products or sell raw products that may be processed into a value-added product for international export. Clients exporting to the EU, Japan, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, or other global markets are encouraged to enroll.
When you enroll in the CCOF GMA, International Standard, or Mexico Compliance programs, your operation will be reviewed by CCOF staff to determine if you meet the requirements of the importing markets. If your product meets the requirements of your import market, it will be listed as eligible for export on your organic certificate.
Do you need additional information about specific export documentation? CCOF has tools to help you directly export your organic products to international markets, including EU, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and others.
When you enroll in the GMA program CCOF will verify that your products and labels meet requirements for foreign markets where the U.S. National Organic Program has equivalency agreements or arrangements, including Canada, the EU, Japan, and Korea. Services under this program are only $125 each for Canada or the EU, and $375 each for Japan or Korea.
Send a completed GMA application to firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll in the program! If you want to export wine to the EU, you must also complete the EU Wine Approval Application. See CCOF’s Global Market Access Program Manual for details about specific international standards and the GMA program.
CCOF has also developed an International Market Labeling Guide to explain labeling requirements for organic products sold in the various markets.
The CCOF International Standard program is for operations outside the United States shipping to the EU, and operations located anywhere shipping to Switzerland. CCOF is accredited under ISO Guide 65 to offer equivalency verification to Europe’s organic regulations, EEC 834/2007, for operations shipping directly to the EU from outside the United States, and to the Swiss organic standards for operations located anywhere.
If you sell, or plan to sell product as organic in Mexico, visit the Mexico Compliance Program page.
If you meet these requirements, you do not require any additional international documentation to be signed in order for you products to be exported to one of these destinations.
Contact email@example.com with additional questions about international programs or exports.