The United States has a recognition agreement with New Zealand. 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 New Zealand and certified by a New Zealand government-accredited certifying agent.
Production Requirements. USDA organic regulations
Documentation. Standard United States import documentation
Labeling. Products produced under the agreement must meet all USDA organic labeling requirements. USDA Organic Seal (link to Organic Seal page)
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
Contact: Andrea Armitage
Phone: 64 4 894 2647
Certifying Agents Through Recognition Agreement
BioGro New Zealand Ltd.
156-158 Victoria St
Phone: +64 4 801 9741
Fax: +64 4 801 9742
Contact: Eljay Maunder, Customer Services
AsureQuality New Zealand Ltd.
8 Pacific Rise, Mt Wellington until July 14, 2014
7A Pacific Rise, Mt Wellington from July 14, 2014
Private Bag 14946, Panmure
Phone: +64 9 573 8000
Fax: +64 9 573 8001