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Critical trade topics in play during Organic Week

Four trade-related topics will be among the issues discussed during the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Member Day activities next Tuesday in Washington, D.C., during Organic Week. Topics will be: Taiwan Port of Entry Challenges & Solutions; 10 – 11 a.m. Mexico Task Force; 11 a.m. to noon Organic Matchmaking: a Member Discussion; 1 – 2 […]

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Webinar on electronic certification inspection

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a webinar on the European Union (EU) implementation of an Electronic System for Certificates of Inspection via updates to EU TRACES on May 9 at 3 p.m. EST. The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products. OTA will review the new updates to the […]

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Organic trade mission to Hong Kong

For the first time, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will lead a trade mission to Hong Kong/Macau. Hong Kong is the sixth largest importer of U.S. organic products in the world, and there are no additional organic certification requirements to enter this market. The mission will include a retail tour and market briefing in Macau, retail […]

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Webinar on electronic certification inspection

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a webinar on the European Union (EU) implementation of an Electronic System for Certificates of Inspection via updates to EU TRACES on May 9 at 3 p.m. EST. The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products. OTA will review the new updates to the […]

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Trade topics during Organic Week in May

Trade-related topics will be among the issues discussed during the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Week in D.C. Member Day activities on Tuesday, May 23, will include four international trade-related discussions: Taiwan Port of Entry Challenges & Solutions; 10 – 11 a.m. Mexico Task Force; 11 a.m. to noon Organic Matchmaking: 1 – 2 p.m. […]

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Tell us your export promotion needs

The Organic Trade Association is currently writing its 2018 Market Access Program grant application. These funds go to promote U.S. produced organic exports. OTA wants your feedback on the types of activities you would like to see on the 2018 activity calendar. Take a few minutes to complete this survey.  Include as much detail as possible in […]

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Come to Germany with OTA for Anuga 2017

The Organic Trade Association will have a pavilion in the organic section at Anuga, the largest food show in the world in 2017 in October. Space is limited to eight companies, with preference given to first-time exhibitors. A completed registration form with deposit is required to hold your space. Fees are $600 for first-time exhibitors, $1,000 […]

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U.S. organic perspectives part of BioFach trade fair

BioFach in Germany last month drew a record number of visitors. For the Organic Trade Association’s international effort, this was an event to highlight the important role U.S. organic leadership and experts play in the global organic sector growth and collaboration. From taking part in five sessions at the Congress, to hosting 13 U.S. organic companies at […]

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OTA seeking additional international trade codes for organic

Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued special harmonized codes (HS Codes) to track imports and exports of a number of organic products. The Organic Trade Association is currently working on another application to request additional HS codes for organic products, and is seeking input on which products to add to the […]

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Taking U.S. global at BioFach

The Organic Trade Association’s U.S. Organic Worldwide team is currently in Nuremberg, Germany, for BioFach. In addition to bringing companies to the trade show floor, OTA’s team is taking part in five sessions at the Congress. The first will be the Global Organic Market Overview on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. The second will be a […]

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