Organic equivalency is a mutual recognition in the form of bilateral arrangements between key trading partners that allows for successful trade by reducing trade barriers and supporting the strengthening of the supply chain.
Organic equivalency recognizes two systems as comparable and verifiable, though not necessarily identical. When it comes to the development of standards, it is recognized that technical requirements will differ by jurisdiction or region. Ultimately what is more important is that they are seen as comparable without compromising the integrity that has come to be expected from the organic designation in both markets.
Learn about existing U.S. organic equivalency agreements:
Equivalency in organic regulatory systems can achieve:
Expanded market access for producers and manufacturers
Market growth and consistent supply
A solution to current inefficiencies and bureaucracies
Organic equivalency benefits:
The domestic market
Equivalency can help to address issues in the organic market including:
Global trade and market access
Multiple trade requirements or barriers
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