International Trade Policies: Israel

The United States has a recognition agreement with Israel. 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 Israel and certified by a Israeli-accredited certifying agent.
Production Requirements. USDA organic regulations
Documentation. Standard United States import documentation
Overview: Importing and Exporting Organic Products 
Labeling. Products produced under the agreement must meet all USDA organic labeling requirements. USDA Organic Seal 

Contact Information

Plant Protection and Inspection Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Contact: Ms. Mirit Amrani, Head of Standardization Department
Phone: 972-3-9681526

Certifying Agents Through Recognition Agreement


Secal Israel Inspection and Certification
P.O. Box 5027 Kiryat Bialik
Contact: Ilanit Poliker
Phone: +972-4-8758400
Fax: +972-8746517
Institute of Quality and Control (IQC) Ltd.
6 Ravnitzky St., Shoham House, I.Z. Segula
49277 Petach-Tikva
Contact: Rafi Gamson
Phone: +972-3-9313555
Fax: +972-3-9044406