Exporter Guidance

Exporting Your Organic Product

Organic products must comply with, or be equivalent to the standards of a foreign market to be sold as organic in that market. CCOF provides verification to these requirements through our Global Market Access and International Standard ProgramsIf you are not sure if your operation meets necessary standards for a destination market, contact your Certification Service Specialist or email export@ccof.org.

For a helpful resource covering the export requirements around the globe visit the International Organic Trade Resource Guide. You can also choose to list yourself as an international exporter on OTA’s Organic Export Directory, a searchable database directed at foreign buyers.

See our international FAQs for more assistance.

I’m ready to ship, what do I do now?

Once you are ready to export your organic products, you will need an export (import) or transaction certificate for each shipment of goods. These documents verify that the product to be shipped meets necessary standards for the destination market, either through equivalence, trade agreement, or direct compliance. 

Once you’ve confirmed your product(s) can be exported to the destination market, and you have a shipment confirmed for departure, complete the appropriate Export Certificate Request Packet (see below) and send it to export@ccof.org

Export Certificate Request Packets

NOP Import Certificate - For exports in to the U.S.

Canada Extended Affidavit – Does not need to come back to CCOF

EU Export Certificate

Japan (TM-11) Export Certificate

Japan/COR Export Certificate – For operations located in Canada and certified to the Canadian Organic regime (COR)

Taiwan (TM-11) Export Certificate

Korea NAQS Export Certificate

NOP Transaction Certificate

Switzerland Export Certificate (Vessel)

Switzerland Export Certificate (Air)