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May 11, 2021
In May 2021, Mexico posted a draft proposal to the National Commission of Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) website to modify...
May 3, 2021
On December 26, 2020, Mexico published a measure that requires most organic raw materials and bulk products to be certified to Mexico’s Organic Law (LPO) standards by June 26, 2021.
April 8, 2021
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Organic Action Plan for 2021-2030.
April 5, 2021
Mexico maintains its deadline for organic product imports of bulk/raw material to be certified under its organics law (LPO) by June 26, 2021.
March 26, 2021
From July 25, 2021, Japan’s organic standards for livestock products will encompass turkey products. Once the regulation goes into effect, all turkey products sold as “organic” will require...
March 3, 2021
Bulgaria’s leading importer of organic products, BalevBio, requested FAS Sofia's assistance to assist with the first-ever shipment of U.S. organic maple syrup to Bulgaria.
February 25, 2021
Bulgarian consumer demand for organic foods and beverages has grown in recent years due to economic stability, improved purchasing power, and increased popularity for products perceived as healthful.
February 24, 2021
On December 11, 2020, Canada published the first update of the Canadian Organic Standards since 2015, updating a range of livestock measures and permitted substances lists among other changes.
February 18, 2021
The upward trend on the organic food market in the European Union (EU) continues. EU Organic sales are steadily rising.
January 21, 2021
Germany is the second largest organic market in the world with good prospects for U.S. organic products, such as tree nuts, fruits and vegetables, and processed food products.
January 13, 2021
Changing its approach toward organic oversight in India, on January 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) ended...
December 29, 2020
Mexico published the “Measure Establishing Merchandise whose Importation is Subject to Regulation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), as well as the Issuance of...
December 21, 2020
Mexico has announced proposed changes to its organic import procedures under the “Agreement Establishing Goods whose Import and Export are Subject to Regulation by the Ministry of Agriculture...
September 23, 2020
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the EU’s future action plan for the development of EU organic production.
September 15, 2020
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed amendments in the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulation, 2017, to update specific...
August 28, 2020
The European Union adopted its updated Organics Regulation in 2018. The Regulation is set to enter into force on January 1st, 2021.
August 21, 2020
Taiwan is the fifth largest export market for U.S. organic products, reaching over $90 million in sales in 2019.
July 15, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Organic Equivalency Arrangement will be extended to livestock products on July 16, 2020.
June 25, 2020
A more flexible certification of origin process under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect when the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.
June 17, 2020
India’s organic food and beverage consumption has grown in recent years due to its advanced demographic dividend, improved purchasing power and increased interest for the perceived health & wellness.