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)
Title: Lettres échangées : Accord sur l’équivalence des produits biologiques conclu entre le Canada et le Japon
Title: Overview: Japan – Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement (JCOEA)
Title: Aperçu : Accord sur l’équivalence des produits biologiques conclu entre le Canada et le Japon
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
(2) Organic JAS/Canadian Organic certified products which are produced in third country and whose
packaging or labelling occurs within Canada or Japan.