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New Zealand is recognized for the purpose of equivalence since 2002 for an unspecified duration. Please consult Annex III of Regulation (EC) 1235/2008 for further information.

Recognition of the European Union by New Zealand

The New Zealand competent authority recognises EU organic production rules and control system as equivalent to the Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP). All products sold in New Zealand have to be truthfully labelled in accordance with the Fair Trading Act of 1986. For more information about export of organic products from the EU to New Zealand, please contact the competent authority: Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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.