You need to enroll in the Mexico Compliance Program (MCP) for certification to the Mexican organic standards (LPO) if you do any of the following:
- Are located in Mexico
- Export products with organic claims to Mexico from the United States. These products must be accompanied by a Control or Transaction Document for Mexico
- Sell CCOF certified organic products to any buyer who requires LPO certification
Read the complete MCP Manual.
The updated Mexican organic standards can be found here.
If you are located in Canada and are interested in exporting organic products to Mexico, please contact email@example.com.
CCOF Mexico Compliance Program (MCP)
CCOF is ready to support your operation’s continuing compliance and market access in Mexico, whether your operation is located in or exporting to Mexico. We are an approved certification body under the Mexican Organic Standards (LPO) and we are proud to be part of the implementation of the historic organic program of Mexico. Our SENASICA-issued Certifier Identification Number is OC-220921-14-CPAA-004. SENASICA is a USDA-equivalent branch of Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER).
The Mexican standards are similar to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards in most areas. CCOF’s Mexico Compliance Program verifies compliance with Mexican organic requirements for operations in addition to USDA NOP requirements.
This program is for certification to the LPO and is required for organic operations located in and exporting to Mexico. All operations located in Mexico are required to obtain LPO certification in accordance with SENASICA’s Circular Number 16/2018, published on September 12, 2018. Operations exporting finished organic product to Mexico must also obtain LPO certification. Contact us with any questions about your operation.
Mexican Organic Standards (LPO)
Mexico’s organic program consists of:
- The Organic Products Law, published on February 7, 2006
- The Regulation of the Organic Products Law, published on April 1, 2010
- The Guidelines for Organic Operations, published on October 29, 2013
- Modifications to the Guidelines for Organic Operations, published on June 8, 2020
- The General Rules for Use of the National Seal, published on October 25, 2013
- Modifications to the General Rules for Use of the National Seal, published on December 3, 2021
Download these documents in Spanish or English from SENASICA.
Operations enrolled in the CCOF Mexico Compliance Program are responsible for reviewing the Guidelines for Organic Operation and the General Rules for Use of the National Seal.
Operations in the United States
Want to export your U.S. product to Mexico? CCOF is accredited by Mexico’s SENASICA to certify U.S. operations to the Mexican LPO organic regulations. We have dedicated staff who consistently work with the Mexico government and industry leaders to ensure our resources and services are well positioned to support your U.S. products as they navigate the Mexico organic market regulations. Our dedicated exports team is ready to provide your products with the required Mexico Control Document as it moves across the border into Mexico. USDA NOP certification is required as a base certification for operations in the Mexico Compliance Program.
If your U.S.-based operation is looking to gain certification or recertification to the Mexico LPO standards in order to sell your product into Mexico, our Applicant Specialist Marli Allard at firstname.lastname@example.org is ready to get you started.
All products sold as organic in Mexico must meet the Mexican labeling requirements. Review the MCP Manual or our International Market Labeling Guide for labeling requirements for organic products sold in Mexico.
Visit CCOF’s logo download page to download the National Seal for organic products. Use of the National Seal is optional. If the National Seal is used, its use must comply with the requirements outlined in the General Rules of Use for the National Seal and you must receive written approval from CCOF. To learn more, review the National Seal Graphic Identity Manual.
Important: Send all labels to CCOF for approval prior to printing.
Products making organic claims are required to be accompanied by a Control or International Transaction Document.
Once enrolled in CCOF’s Mexico Compliance Program and verified as compliant, you may request export documents for each shipment. Complete the request packet for the Mexico Control or International Transaction Document and send to email@example.com, allowing 2 business days for processing.
Call our office at +52 333-898-1342 or email our Applicant Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org