Organic Equivalency Agreement Canada

Consumers will benefit because they will have access to a more affordable supply of organic products, more quantity and a variety of products. Consumers will continue to have confidence in the organic integrity and government oversight of the products they purchase. Organic products exported to Canada must be accompanied by a biological certificate issued by an EU regulator; the list of supervisory authorities covered by Article 35, point b), Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of the Council, listed as a member of the national supervisory authority: during their negotiations on ecological equivalence and in consultation with their national stakeholders, the equivalence of ecological regulatory systems can be achieved: the USDA and CFIA have found that certain technical differences between the two standards must be maintained by the importing country. As a result, biobiological products traded between the United States and Canada must meet the following additional requirements to be considered «equivalent» under this trade agreement. USDA organic products. To be sold, labelled or presented as organic in Canada, USDA organic products must meet the following additional requirements: the CFIA verifies the effectiveness of organic equivalency agreements through peer reviews. The cfIA, which has been respected, is presented in the CFIA`s peer review process under the Canadian Institutions (NRC) regime. All organic products imported into the EU must comply with EU labelling requirements. «Agricultural products obtained from animals treated with antibiotics should not be marketed as organic in the United States.» The United States has an equivalency agreement with Canada. The equivalency agreement allows USDA-certified organic products to enter the Canadian market and provide access to the U.S.

market for Canada Organic Regime (COR) certified organic products. Certified products can be labelled and sold as organic in both countries if the product meets the terms of the agreement. OtA members can ask questions about this agreement: the internal market will develop on the basis of a facilitated supply and demand chain and reduce inefficiencies and regulatory redundancies that will benefit producers, producers, consumers and retailers. Although equivalence opens up the domestic market to imports, a competitive advantage over imported products is maintained by increased purchasing decisions for «products» and «locals». EXPORTs of USDA organic products.