Website offers tips on international organic trade

10/14/2011 02:40:00 PM
Chris Koger

The Organic Trade Association, Washington, D.C., has revealed a new Organic Trade Resource Guide website to provide international trade information in organic agricultural products. The announcement was made in Seoul, South Korea during the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements World Congress.

The website will provide a resource for U.S. companies to learn more about export requirements and organic regulations, according to a news release. Through the website, companies will be able to select a country to learn about its laws and organic standards, if the market is open or if trade barriers exist, and who to contact in order to export to that country.

“The Organic Trade Resource Guide will be an important and vital tool for U.S. organic companies seeking to begin exporting or expanding their exports of products all over the world,” said Christine Bushway, OTA’s executive director and chief executive officer. “Expansion of global trade in U.S. organic products creates high quality jobs in the growing US organic sector.”

The Organic Trade Resource Guide will also include an interactive map with up to date information on organic standards and trade arrangements. The website is funded through the U.S. organic sector from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural service, administered through OTA’s Organic Export Program.



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