import and export

Export News: New Online System for EU Organic Export Certificates

As part of the ongoing efforts of the European Union (EU) to improve organic integrity, they have implemented a new electronic system for tracking and issuing export certificates, called the TRAde Control and Expert System (TRACES). As of April 2017, export certificates to the EU, called Certificates of Inspection (COI), can be issued through TRACES, with full implementation required by October 17, 2017.

Requirements for Imported Grain, Bean, and Seed Shipments

This notice has been replaced by the policy announced on April 19, 2021. Learn more.

On May 11, 2017, CCOF Certification Services notified handlers, importers, and others of new requirements for seeking approval for imported grain shipments. Our goal is to help ensure the integrity of organic trade, which is also shared below.