Session to look at U.S.-Canada organic equivalence

US-CanadaAmong the All Things Organic sessions at Natural Products East will be one exploring the future of the U.S.-Canada organic equivalence arrangement. Canada is the U.S.’s foremost organic trading partner due in no small part to the ground-breaking equivalence arrangement signed between the two nations in 2009. It was the first such equivalency arrangement worldwide for the organic industry. Upcoming changes to Canada’s organic program will necessitate the revisiting of this arrangement, and could result in a change to its terms. Come hear directly from U.S. and Canadian regulators on what to expect from the process, and from industry leaders about possible market impacts in this session Friday, September 19, from 12:15 to 1: 30 p.m. in Room 315 of the Baltimore Convention Center. Speakers will include Moderator Matthew Holmes (Executive Director of COTA), Daniel Miller (Executive Director, Labeling And Claims Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Miles McEvoy (Deputy Administrator, National Organic Program), Bob Anderson, OTA’s Senior Trade Advisor), and Dag Falck (Organic Program Manager, Nature’s Path).

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