International Trade Partners

About International Organic Trade Arrangements

The United States facilitates trade with many other trading partners. This opens new markets and provides diversity for consumers.

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. The most common type of organic trade arrangement is an organic equivalency arrangement. 

Trade opportunities for USDA organic operations vary by an operation’s physical location.

The USDA currently has organic equivalence with the following governments:

  • Canada
  • European Union
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

How Does USDA Assess Organic Equivalency with other Countries? 

Exporting U.S. Organic Products to:

Canada European Union | Taiwan | Japan | Korea | Switzerland | United Kingdom

Overview: Exporting Organic Products from the U.S.

Importing Foreign Organic Products from:

Canada | European Union | Taiwan | India | Israel | Japan | New ZealandKorea | Switzerland | Mexico | United Kingdom

Overview: Importing Organic Products to the U.S.
Notice to Trade: USDA Reminds Organic Importers of Requirements

Trade Documentation

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 aren’t 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)

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