The United States now has organic equivalence trade agreements with Japan, the European Union (EU) and Canada to facilitate the global exchange of organic products.
The agreements reduce the cost and remove barriers for U.S. organic farmers wanting to export their goods to those nations.
Beginning in January 2014, organic products certified in Japan or the United States may be sold as organic in either country. U.S. organic farmers and processors will now have access to the growing Japanese organic market. See the USDA's International Trade Policies: Japan webpage for details.
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