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Canada and the EU recognised each other's organic production rules and control systems as equivalent under their respective rules in June 2011.

Canada was listed as a recognised country by Regulation (EC) No 590/2011. Please consult Annex III of Regulation (EC) 1235/2008 for further information (latest consolidated version for ease of reading).

Recognition of the European Union by Canada

By letter dated 21 June 2011, Canada has recognised 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.

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Letter of recognition from EU to Canadapdf(534 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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.