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 (pdfs)
 
Labeling. Products produced under the agreement must meet all USDA organic labeling requirements. USDA Organic Seal (link to Organic Seal page)
 

Contact Information

Plant Protection and Inspection Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Contact: Shelly Hermon, Acting Head of Standardization & Accreditation Department
Phone: 972-3-9681526
Shellyh@moag.gov.il

 

Certifying Agents Through Recognition Agreement

Agrior Ltd.
P.O. Box 12755
Ashdod, Israel
Contact: Yitzchak Skalsky, Ph.D
Phone: +972-8-6212263
Fax: +972-8-9317240
Email:  agrior@netvision.net.il

Secal Israel Inspection and Certification
P.O. Box 5027 Kiryat Bialik
Israel
Contact: Udi Gabai
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
Israel
Contact: Rafi Gamson
Phone: +972-3-9313555
Fax: +972-3-9044406