China Organic Food Certification Center (herein after referred to as “COFCC”) is a special organization responsible for organic agriculture promotion and engaged in organic-food certification and management under the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).
The Library provides various types of documentation: food standards and regulations, import/export procedures, statistics, and all others.
Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association (COrAA) is the only organization that is authorized to give certificate for organic agricultural products. It is a nationwide private organization working for the promotion of organic and sustainable agriculture in Cambodia.
NASAA Certified Organic (NCO) is a fully-owned subsidiary of The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) and provides the certification services to operators within Australia and internationally.
The Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) was fully implemented in 2001 and revised in 2005. All JAS certifiers are required to be accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture. The term "organic" may be used only by certified producers.
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is the controlling body for organic certification. The government only becomes involved with organic certification at export. There are several AQIS-approved certifying organizations who issue Organic Produce Certificates.
The Canadian Organic Products Regulations (COR) was implemented at the federal level in 2009, which is a mandatory certification required for agricultural products represented as organic in import, export and inter-provincial trade, and those that carry the federal organic logo.
The French organic certification was introduced in 1985 with “AB - Agriculture Biologique” mark, which is fulfills the EU regulation for organic food.
The German national organic label was introduced in 2001. The “Bio label” has gained widespread popularity and its popularity extends to neighboring countries like Austria, Switzerland and France.
The EU-wide label for organic food has been mandatory throughout the EU Countries since July 2010 and become compulsory after 2 years of transition in 2012.
The National Organic Program (NOP) was enacted as federal legislation and it restricts the use of the term "organic" to certified organic producers. Certification is handled by state, non-profit and private agencies that have been approved by the USDA.