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Eligibility - Organic Trade Association
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Eligibility

 

Thank you for your interest in OTA membership.

OTA has two categories of membership- Trade and Associate.
 

Trade members govern the association. Only North American-based (U.S., Canada and Mexico) businesses or organizations engaged in the production, distribution, certification, or promotion of certified organic products and the services required to produce them are eligible for Trade Membership. Trade members receive OTA member benefits and one vote.

Associate members include businesses, organizations, and individuals that are not eligible for Trade Membership but who are supportive of principles consistent with those of organic agriculture. Businesses and organizations without an office in North America and those that receive no direct sales from the organic industry are only eligible for associate membership. Associate members receive OTA member benefits but do not have voting privileges.

Membership dues are calculated on a sliding scale based upon a companyís Total Organic Sales. Learn more about OTAís membership categories and dues structure.

All OTA Trade Members must sign the Association's Code of Ethics annually. The OTA Code of Ethics is a statement of the common values of this Association. It is to guide us in the decisions we make as businesses and individuals and to assist us with our responsibilities to the principles of organic agriculture and ethical business practices. Learn more about the OTA Code of Ethics. 


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