Organic agriculture is a fast growing sector in U.S. agriculture, creating jobs, economic growth, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The National Organic Program (NOP), part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), establishes international organic import and export policies to facilitate trade and expand market opportunities for certified organic farms and businesses around the world.
Imported organic products must be certified to one of the following standards to be sold in the United States:
- The USDA organic regulations - USDA authorizes organizations around the world to certify farms and businesses to the USDA organic regulations.
- An authorized international standard - The U.S. has established trade partnerships with the following international countries.