US, Japan Reach Deal On Organic Food Exports

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement meant to expand trade of organic food by allowing products certified as organic in either the U.S. or Japan to be sold as certified organic in both countries, the U.S. government said Thursday.

Under the agreement, set to take effect Jan. 1, the U.S. and Japan would streamline their regulation of organic food through an “equivalency arrangement” that does away with requirements for businesses to go through separate processes in each country to obtain certification for organic products,...
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