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nbj Roundtable: US/EU Organic Equivalency Agreement

nbj Roundtable: US/EU Organic Equivalency Agreement

Caveats remain for wine, pears & livestock, but most organic stakeholders sound bullish on equivalency.

On February 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the European Commission signed an equivalency agreement for their organic certifications, thereby eliminating the need for organic growers and processors to obtain multiple certifications to sell products in both markets. The agreement comes on the heels of similar accords signed between Canada and the EU in June 2011, and between Canada and the United States in July 2009.

The U.S./EU equival

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