International Trade Policies: New Zealand

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 

Contact Information

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
Contact: Andrea Armitage
Phone: 64 4 894 2647

Certifying Agents Through Recognition Agreement

BioGro New Zealand Ltd.
Digital Nomads
Level 1, 60 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 801 9741
Fax: +64 4 801 9742

AsureQuality Limited
Level 2, 2A Pacific Rise, Mt Wellington
Private Bag 14946, Panmure
Auckland 1060
Phone: +64 9 573 8000
Fax: +64 9 573 8118