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OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world. We create new opportunities for organic products through international promotions, organic exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017

Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued special harmonized codes (HS codes) to trace imports and exports of a number of organic products. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is currently working on another application to request additional HS codes for organic products, and is seeking input on which products toad to the […]

Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2017

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) weighed in Monday with a comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. In its written comment, OTA pointed out the importance of NAFTA to U.S. organic producers, traders and retailers concerning market access, trade […]

Posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017

Four trade-related topics will be among the issues discussed during the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Member Day activities next Tuesday in Washington, D.C., during Organic Week. Topics will be: Taiwan Port of Entry Challenges & Solutions; 10 – 11 a.m. Mexico Task Force; 11 a.m. to noon Organic Matchmaking: a Member Discussion; 1 – 2 […]

Posted on Wednesday May 3, 2017

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a webinar on the European Union (EU) implementation of an Electronic System for Certificates of Inspection via updates to EU TRACES on May 9 at 3 p.m. EST. The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products. OTA will review the new updates to the […]

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

For the first time, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will lead a trade mission to Hong Kong/Macau. Hong Kong is the sixth largest importer of U.S. organic products in the world, and there are no additional organic certification requirements to enter this market. The mission will include a retail tour and market briefing in Macau, retail […]