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 operation’s physical location.
Exporting U.S. Organic Products to:
Overview: Exporting Organic Products from the U.S.
Importing Foreign Organic Products from:
Trade Forms (PDFs)
- Exporting USDA organic products to Taiwan + Japan
- Exporting USDA organic products to the EU
- Importing EU + Japan organic products to the U.S. | Instructions
- NAQS Import Certificate of Organic Processed Foods for Korea
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)