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Information for International Trade Partners  
The United States has trade arrangements with several nations to facilitate the exchange of organic products. These arrangements provide additional market opportunities for USDA organic producers. Consumers also benefit from a wider range of organic products year-round.


The National Organic Program works with the Foreign Agricultural Service and Office of the United States Trade Representative to establish international trade arrangements for organic products.


Trade opportunities for USDA organic operations vary by an operationís physical location:


Exporting U.S. Organic Products to:




Importing Foreign Organic Products from:




Trade Forms (PDFs)


Training Resources
While the online training materials are intended for certifying agents, they may be helpful resources for other audiences. Please note that online training modules do not count towards accreditation or certification. Learn more.


Compliance & Enforcement
The National Organic Program is committed to protecting organic integrity through the following activities:
  • Audits of certifying agents to ensure appropriate monitoring of organic products
  • Annual on-site inspections of approximately 30,000 organic operations by certifying agents
  • Residue testing program to verify that prohibited pesticides arenít being applied to organic crops
  • Compliance and enforcement activities, including suspending or revoking organic certificates for regulatory non-compliance
  • Issue-based investigations (e.g. country- or commodity-specific) Learn more.

 
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  Last Modified Date: 02/06/2014