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CFIA (Canada) and MAFF (Japan ) expand organic equivalency to include livestock products

Effective July 16, 2020  the expanded Canada-Japan Organic Equivalency Arrangement will allow for Canadian certified organic livestock products and processed food products containing livestock ingredients to be exported to Japan. The arrangement recognises Canadian and Japanese organic livestock standards as being equivalent. For more information please refer to the CFIA and MAFF letters and the overview document available on the CFIA web site:

Title: Letters exchanged: Japan – Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement (JCOEA)

Url: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1411058138479/1411058139307

Title: Lettres échangées : Accord sur l’équivalence des produits biologiques conclu entre le Canada et le Japon

Url: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/produits-biologiques/ententes-d-equivalence/lettres-echangees-japon/fra/1411058138479/1411058139307

 

Title: Overview: Japan – Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement (JCOEA)

Url: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1411058101057/1411058102166

Title: Aperçu : Accord sur l’équivalence des produits biologiques conclu entre le Canada et le Japon

Url: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/fra/1411058101057/1411058102166

 

The CFIA accredited CBs will be required to complete an Export Certificate in English for every shipment exported to Japan.

This will only be relevant for CB working in Canada as the scope is for products:

(1) Produced within Canada or Japan or (2) Whose final processing or packaging occurs within Canada or

Japan.

(2) Organic JAS/Canadian Organic certified products which are produced in third country and whose

packaging or labelling occurs within Canada or Japan.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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