Equivalency Agreement Organic

On 1 February 2012, the European Union and the United States announced that from 1 June 2012, certified organic products from their respective countries could be represented as such across the Atlantic. At the BioFach World Organic Fair in Nuremberg, Dacian CioloĊŸ, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, signed formal letters on the creation of the arrangement. Kathleen Merrigan, United States Deputy Minister of Agriculture; and Isi Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative. BioFach is the world`s largest trade fair for organic products. In addition, the European Commission has amended Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 to include the United States as an equivalent third-country programme. .

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