What do we need to export organic products from the UK to the U.S. market?

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Hi,

We are a business that is selling products (cosmetics and herbal teas) that are organic certified to the EU regulatory standards and want to export to the U.S. market.

We have read that there is an equivalency agreement between U.S. and EU. Does that mean we can just sell our products as organic in the U.S. and use the USDA logo or is there anything else we need to do beforehand?

We have read something about an import certificate that needs to travel with our products, is that correct? And where do we get it?

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards,

Jill

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William Barns-Graham, on behalf of Open to Export in PE2.

Hi Jill,

Thank your for your question. I hope you get some useful answers from our experts.

Best wishes,

Will

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Hi Jill

We would be delighted to help you further on this.

We are a UK based freight forwarder with an office in the USA

I have contacted out Import teams out there and they have provided these links which you might find useful:

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/NOPTradeEuropeanUnion

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5097063

Have you started to export to the USA yet and what volumes are you looking to send?

Kind Regards

Bradley Waller
bradw@agc.as

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Hi Bradley,

Thank you very much for your response, much appreciated.

We have looked at the USDA Website, but it wasn't quite clear to us if we need to have an import certificate and where to get it. Our products meet the requirements of the equivalency agreement.

We have not started to export to the USA yet, but have everything ready and just need to get an anwer to that question.

Kind Regards,

Jill

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Hi Jill,

Are the products you are exporting in bulk or individual units / gift packs?

kind regards, mark

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Hi Mark,

We will be exporting in bulk, but probably also a few individual units / gift packs.

Do you know if we can sell our products as organic in the U.S. and use the USDA logo or is there anything else we need to do beforehand like getting an import certificate? I read something about an import certificate on the USDA website.

All our products are organic certified to the EU regulatory standards.

Thank you very much for your help, much appreciated.

Kind regards

Jill

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Not entirely sure about food products (if that is what they are) but we have a UK client that has organic products and all had to be independently tested and approved before any claims and use of logo was allowed

Hope that helps

Andy

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