International Trade Policies: India

The United States has a recognition agreement with India. Recognition agreements allow a foreign government to accredit certifying agents in that country to the USDA organic standards. These foreign certifying agents are authorized to certify organic farms and processing facilities, ensuring that USDA organic products meet or exceed all USDA organic standards. These products can then imported for sale in the United States.

Scope. This agreement covers all USDA organic products produced in India and certified by a Indian government-accredited certifying agent.
 
Production Requirements. USDA organic regulations
 
Documentation. Standard United States import documentation
Overview: Importing and Exporting Organic Products (pdfs)
 
Labeling. Products produced under the agreement must meet all USDA organic labeling requirements. USDA Organic Seal (link to Organic Seal page)
 

Contact Information

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
Contact: Mrs. Anita Praveen, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
Phone: 00-91-11-26513162 | chairman@apeda.gov.in
 

Certifying Agents Through Recognition Agreement

Aditi Organic Certifications Pvt. Ltd
No. 531/ A, Priya Chambers
Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar,
1st Block, Bangalore – 560010
Contact: Mr. Narayana Upadhyaya
Phone: +91-80-32537879
Fax: +91-80-23373083
Mobile: +91-9845064286
 
Bureau Veritas Certification India Pvt. Ltd.
Marwah Centre, 6th Floor
Opp. Ansa Industrial Estate
Krishanlal Marwah Marg
Off Saki-Vihar Road
Andheri (East), Mumbai-400 072
Maharashtra
Contact: Mr. Kaushik Sengupta
Phone: +91-22-66956300, 56956311
Fax: +91-22-66956302/ 10
 
Control Union Certifications
Plot No. C-113, Pawane MIDC
Navi Mumbai – 400709 India
Contact: Mr. Dirk Teichert
Phone: +91-22-61294300
Fax: +91-22-61294217
 
Ecocert India Pvt. Ltd.
Bungalow No. 21A, Shrirang City, Itkheda
Behind Ryan International School,
Paithan Road, Auranagabad
Maharashtra 431 005
Contact: Mr. Anil Jadhav
Phone: +91-240-7102500/ 7102501
Fax: +91-240-7102520
IMO Control Pvt. Ltd.
No. 3627, 1st Floor 7th Cross,
13th ‘G’ Main H.A.L. 2nd stage
Bangalore-560 008.
Contact: Mr. Umesh Chandrasekhar
Phone: +91-80-25285883, 25201546,
25215780
Fax: +91-80-25272185
Website: www.imo.ch
 
Indian Organic Certification Agency (INDOCERT)
Thottumugham
P.O. Aluva-683 105
Cochin, Kerala
Contact: Mr. Mathew Sebastian
Phone/Fax: +91-484-2630908-09/ 2620943
 
Lacon Quality Certification Pvt. Ltd
Chenathra, Theepany
Thiruvalla - 689 101. Kerala
Contact: Mr. Bobby Issac
Phone: +91-469-2606447
Fax: +91-469-2631902
 
OneCert Asia Agri Certification Private Limited
H-08 Mansarovar Industrial Area,
Mansarovar
Jaipur-302020, Rajasthan
Contact: Mr. Sandeep Bhargava
Phone/Fax: +91-141-2395481, 6541882, 6541883 (Direct)
 
SGS. India Pvt. Ltd.
226 Udyog Vihar, Phase-1
Gurgaon – 122016 Haryana
Contact: Mr. Amresh Pandey
Phone: + 91-124-6776300 Ext 6379, +91-124-6776379 (Direct)
Fax: +91-124-6776403/04
Mobile: +91-9871794709
Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency (USOCA)
Third Floor, Krishak Bhavan
Mussoorie By Pass Ring Road
Nehru Gram, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Contact Ms. Damayanti Rawat
Phone: +91-135-2671734
Website: www.usoca.org
 
Vedic Organic Certification Agency
Plot No. 55, Ushodaya Enclave,
Mythrinagar, Miyanagar,
Hyderabad - 500 050
Contact: Dr. M. Usha
Phone: +91-40-65276784
Fax: +91-40-23045338
Mobile: +91-9290450666
 
Food Cert India Pvt. Ltd
Mithona Towers,
1-7-80 to 87 Fourth Floor
Prenderghast Road Secunderabad- 500003
Contact: Mr. K. K. Gupta
Phone: +91-40-6623 8888/ 65181222
Fax: +91-40-23313048
 
Intertek India Pvt. Ltd.
E-20, Block B-1
Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate,
Mathura Road
New Delhi - 110 044
Contact: Mr. Ashish Gaur
Phone: +91-11-4159-5420/ +91-9899461610
Fax: +91-11-4159-5475
Website: www.intertek.com
 
Rajasthan Organic Certification  Agency (ROCA)
3rd Floor, Pant Krishi Bhawan,
Janpath, Jaipur 302 005
Rajasthan
Contact: Mr. Madhu Sudan Sharma
Phone: +91-141-2227104
Fax: +91-141-2227456