India: US-India Transitory Timeline for Organic Market Access and Accreditation

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   IN2021-0073

To maintain access to the U.S. market, any organic operation certified through the Government of India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority must apply to a USDA National Organic Program certifier by July 12, 2021. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has notified all organic operations (farms, certification bodies and other miscellaneous businesses across the organic agriculture landscape in India) to apply for direct certification under the ongoing 18-month transition period. After July 12, 2022, USDA organic certification by a USDA-accredited certifier will be required to import organic products from India to the United States.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Livestock and Products Annual

Animal protein supplies remain tight in Mexico. Post forecasts beef production to grow to 2.19 million metric tons (MMT) carcass weight equivalent (CWE) in 2022, up 3.3 percent from 2021.
Ecuador: Ecuadorian Government Lowers Tariffs for 43 Agricultural Products On July 9th, 2021, Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Committee issued Resolution No. 009 – 2021, lowering tariffs on 667 products, including 43 agricultural products. This resolution will come into effect on October 1st, 2021 and will be permanent.
On July 28, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a notice soliciting comments on "Further Regulating the Labeling and Marking of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Solicitation of...