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The Canada Organic Trade Association provides industry representation on all issues of importance to the Canadian organic sector. Download the COTA membership structure here.

The benefits of joining the Canada Organic Trade Association are:

COTA offers a strong voice at the government table;

COTA provides expert guidance on the Organic Product Regulations;

COTA advises on regulatory issues or problems relating to your business;

COTA facilitates networking with others in the organic value chain and business community;

COTA offers exclusive marketing tools and directory listings;

COTA supplies vital information on Canadaís Organic Standards and Permitted Substances List;

COTA offers timely intelligence bulletins on domestic, US, and international markets;

COTA administers information on funding programs and coordinates trade missions;

Read about the other benefits of joining COTA.

We work to help your organic business grow:

COTA is administering an international export program to help Canadian organic businesses enter into foreign markets ask about how your business can benefit from subsidized costs to tradeshows.

COTA launched National Organic Week in 2010; an annual event that celebrates Canada's growing organic sector, including an organic reception on Parliament Hill and hundreds of community events across the country.

COTA helped to fine-tune the world's first organic equivalency agreement for trade between Canada and the United States, and assisted in European Union negotiations.

COTA created a consumer education campaign via media and internet http://www.organicbiologique.ca/

COTA clarified the new labelling rules and provided a Canadian Organic Retailing Practices Guide for Retailers.

COTA used open web consultations democratically select the Canadian Organic logo that consumers trust.

COTA is both pro-active and re-active on media messaging on organic, with letters to editors, op-ed commentary, interviews and the annual Globe and Mail Special Report on Organic in 2011, 2010, and 2009.

For more information on how COTA helps your business, contact us by phoning (613) 482-1717 or by emailing the Executive Director, Matthew Holmes at mholmes@ota.com or the Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Stephanie Wells at swells@ota.com.

Canadian members are affiliated with the Organic Trade Association but can pay their dues in Canadian Dollars to the Canadian office at the address below. Download the membership form here.

The easiest way to become a member is to sign up online.

Matthew Holmes, Executive Director
Canada Organic Trade Association
(613) 482-1717

Canada Organic Trade Association
1145 Carling Ave, Suite 7519
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 7K4

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