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BioFach pavilion seeking sign-ups

BioFach 2018 will be February 14-17 in Nuremberg, Germany. The Organic Trade Association will once again host a pavilion at the show  The activity copay is $600, which covers one round- trip flight, one single occupancy hotel room, one meter tabletop space, and signage per company for the activity. To qualify, companies must promote certified organic […]

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Global trade update and new solutions to help you export

The Organic Trade Association will share the latest organic trade trends and export activity results for efforts in EU and Asia in an international trade webinar this Thursday, August 17, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. OTA member Ekowarehouse will give a non-U.S. global organic trade perspective, and introduce the Ekowarehouse platform and how it benefits […]

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Global trade update and new solutions to help you export

The Organic Trade Association will share the latest organic trade trends and export activity results for efforts in EU and Asia in an international trade webinar August 17 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Organic Trade Association member Ekowarehouse will give a non-U.S. global organic trade perspective, and introduce the Ekowarehouse platform and how it benefits […]

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Journalist training in Japan – already a success

The Organic Trade Association recently hosted a journalist training in Japan for more than a dozen journalists and bloggers from the leading publications in the country. The activity aimed to educate key influencers on the USDA National Organic Program, what the USDA Organic seal represents, the U.S.- Japan organic equivalency arrangement, and to dispel organic […]

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U.S. buyers sought for Canadian trade show

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and Ontario Food Exports will host a funded buyer program during the CHFA East Show in Toronto this September 16-17. U.S. buyers interested in participating in the program that will include travel reimbursements, free entry to the trade show and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with select organic exhibitors should contact […]

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Japanese journalist boot camp and Lifestyle Expo

The Japanese Journalist Boot Camp & 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo will take place from July 25-30 in Tokyo, Japan. The Organic Trade Association will host 20 key Japanese journalists and influencers on a certified organic farm outside of Tokyo for an organic 101 Boot Camp. Journalists will learn about organic agriculture principles, regulations, markets, and trends. They […]

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Task Force to look at organic sugar quotas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the specialty sugar quota for Fiscal Year 2018 allowing 160,000 Metric Tons overall to enter the United States. This amount is then broken down into four tranches. The first tranche, totaling 1,825 STRV (1,656 MTRV), will open Oct. 2, 2017. The second, third, fourth, and fifth tranches […]

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Commenting on modernizing NAFTA

Earlier this month, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) weighed in with a written comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. Yesterday, the Organic Trade Association’s Director of International Trade Monique Marez delivered the trade association’s comments in person during […]

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Interested in U.S.-Brazil trade mission?

The U.S.-Brazil Agribusiness Trade Mission in Recife and São Paulo, Brazil, September 25-29 will provide small- and medium-sized U.S. enterprise participants with first-hand market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meeting with business contacts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will develop the agenda, facilitate logistics, and cover such on-ground expenses as transportation, interpretation, […]

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Seeking additional international trade codes for organic

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

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