The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has expanded functionality for the USDA Organic INTEGRITY Database (INTEGRITY) by launching a new Trade Partner Module. This new module is an expansion of INTEGRITY called the Global Organic INTEGRITY Database (GLOBAL). GLOBAL increases access and transparency to quality data in organic supply chains worldwide, increasing protection of the integrity of organic products sold in the United States.
The Trade Partner Module allows international certifiers to report on farms and businesses certified under the organic equivalency arrangements. When fully deployed, both USDA-accredited certifiers and CBs accredited by the CFIA will be able to generate electronic import certificates in GLOBAL. Use of the import certificates will become mandatory March 19, 2024.
COR accredited CBs have been asked to already register in GLOBAL and start uploading the name of the operators (exporters) certified under COR for export to US under the US-Canada Organic equivalency arrangement. CFIA is assisting CBs during this registration process.