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Organic Certification

National Programme for Organic Production

The National Programme for Organic Production  (‘NPOP’) provides for Standards for organic production, systems, criteria and procedure for accreditation of Certification Bodies, the National (India Organic) Logo and the regulations governing its use. The standards and procedures have been formulated in harmony with other International Standards regulating import and export of organic products. The aims of the NPOP, inter alia,  include the following: (a) To provide the means of evaluation of certification programme for organic agriculture and products (including wild harvest, aquaculture, livestock products) as per the approved criteria. (b) To accredit certification programmes of Certification Bodies seeking accreditation under this programme. (c) To facilitate certification of organic products in conformity with the NSOP. (d) To facilitate certification of organic products in conformity with the importing countries organic standards as per equivalence agreement between the two countries or as per importing country requirements. (f) To encourage the development of organic farming and organic processing.

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INDOCERT Organic Standards for Non- EU Country Operators

As per new EU organic legislation requirements, INDOCERT has developed own organic standards, “INDOCERT Organic standard for non- EU country operators” which is called in short as “INDOCERT Organic Standards”. INDOCERT Organic Standard is developed to meet the requirements for certification in non- EU countries and is equivalent to Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and 889/2008.

The language of the INDOCERT Organic Standard follows closely the language of the Regulations of the European Union. It deviates only where organic production in non-EU countries is based on equivalent conditions to meet the requirements of Regulations of the European Union.

INDOCERT is accredited for the scope of unprocessed plant products, processed agricultural products for the use as food and feed according to the certification program of INDOCERT

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USDA NOP standard

The National Organic Program (NOP) develops the rules & regulations for the production, handling, labeling, and enforcement of all USDA organic products. USDA’s National Organic Program regulates the organic standards for farm production, wild crop harvesting and handling operation. In order to label or to sell an agricultural product as organic in the U.S, compliance with NOP standards is an indispensable requisite. INDOCERT offers Organic certification as per USDA-NOP standards for products destined for export to the United States based on APEDA conformity assessment with NPOP.

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New applications for organic certification can only proceed up to the point of document review and preparation for inspection.On-site inspection will be scheduled after lifting of COVID restrictions. This also applies to extensions of scope and transfers that would normally require on-site inspection.