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Directory now available for U.S. sources of organic products


NÜREMBERG, Germany (Feb. 15, 2001)—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) this week unveiled the newly published Organic Trade Association’s 2001 Organic Export Directory during the BioFach 2001 trade show here. Funded in part by a Market Access Program grant from USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service, the directory contains over 260 listings representing a wide range of U.S. businesses in the organic industry ready, willing and able to export their products.

"The Organic Trade Association anticipates this 2001 edition of OTA’s Organic Export Directory will be enthusiastically received at embassies and trade offices worldwide," according to Katherine DiMatteo, OTA’s executive director. "This new edition will continue to open opportunities abroad for the export of U.S. organic products."

OTA published the first edition in early 2000. This latest edition includes French, German, Spanish and Japanese translations of the introductory materials and simplified, translated indexes. Two new appendices have been added which contain over 20 helpful resource groups and complete contact information for over 55 U.S. organic certification agencies. Separate pages feature selected U.S. trade shows and conferences, useful web sites, and selected field offices of the U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service. The last page of the book is perforated to create a "fax back" reader survey to help gauge the usefulness to the reader. OTA is excited to provide this revised edition to assist buyers interested in the whole array of U.S. organic products.

Listings provide complete contact information and business descriptions for U.S. companies with experience producing or handling certified U.S. organic products for commercial export. Included are companies involved with finished organic products, agricultural supplies for organic production, fresh organic produce (fruits and vegetables), organic commodities (such as dried grains, flours, beans), ingredients (raw and processed), raw organic fiber, or finished fiber items such as textiles or clothing. Free copies are available to foreign buyers of organic products by contacting Dan Pratt by e-mail (

February 15, 2001

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