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Canada and the EU have recognised each other's organic production rules and control systems as equivalent under their respective rules in June 2011. Canada is recognized for an initial duration of three years.Please consult Annex III of Regulation (EC) 1235/2008 for further information.

Recognition of the European Union by Canada

By letter dated 21 June 2011, Canada has recognized the EU for the purpose of equivalence. For information about the scope of recognition of the EU by Canada and export of organic products from the EU to Canada, please consult the competent authority's website: Canadian Food Inspection agency.

Further documentation: Exchange of letters between Canada and the European Union

DISCLAIMER: This document has been conceived as an informative document. It does not intend to produce legally binding effects and by its nature does not prejudice any measures taken by the Commission or by a Member states within the implementing prerogatives under European Union legislation, nor any case law developed with regard to such legislation.