Posted on July 9, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

Self-attestation cut from U.S.-Canada organic equivalence

Canada's new organic rules require new statement on organic certificate

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has clarified their import policy for USDA certified organic products traded under the United States-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement (USCOEA).

Previously, U.S. exports of organic products to Canada that met the terms of the USCOEA simply required a self-attestation (self-certifying) document from any member of the supply chain to be provided to Canadian border authorities and/or downstream buyers.

However, as of April 30, all certified USDA organic products imported to Canada must be accompanied by an organic certificate that includes the following attestation statement: “Certified in accordance with the terms of the U.S. – Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.”

For more information, visit the CFIA website.

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