GREENFIELD, Mass (Sept. 21, 2000)—The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has begun production on the 2001 edition of OTA’s Organic Export Directory. Company listings in the directory, funded in part by United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service through its Market Access Program, are open to all U.S. companies that produce or handle organic products for commercial export. Finished products and raw ingredients will be represented in both organic food and fiber categories.
Because the worldwide market for organic products continues to show vigorous growth, the 2001 edition of OTA’s Organic Export Directory is expected to see greatly increased circulation in key export markets. Scheduled for a February release at BioFach 2001 in Nuremberg, Germany, the newest edition will contain detailed contact information, business descriptions, products and services for each listed company. Brief, informative sections on the current status of U.S. organic standards and OTA’s role in the marketplace, as well as a set of detailed indexes, will round out this complete directory of organic exports.
"The 2000 edition of OTA’s Organic Export Directory has been enthusiastically received at embassies and trade offices worldwide, and is almost sold out," said Katherine DiMatteo, executive director of the Organic Trade Association, adding, "The newest edition will continue to open opportunities for the export of U.S. organic products."
Completed listing forms must be received at OTA’s office by Nov. 30, 2000 for inclusion in next year’s directory. Listing forms will be available on OTA’s Web site by early October or can be faxed to those companies without access to the Internet. Listings are open to all U.S. companies that produce or handle certified U.S. organic products for commercial export, including 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. For more information, visit OTA’s web site (http://www.ota.com) or send an e-mail query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21, 2000
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