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United States of America

The EU and U.S. have recognised each other's organic production rules and control systems as equivalent under their respective rules.

Please consult Annex III of Regulation (EC) 1235/2008 for further information on the scope of the recognition of the United States by the EU.

Recognition of the European Union by the United States

For information about the scope of recognition of the EU by the United States and export of organic products from the EU to the United States, please consult the competent authority's website: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

Further documentation

U.S. – European Union Organic Equivalence Arrangement

Frequently Asked Questions and Answerspdf(152 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Letter from EU to USpdf(212 kB)

Letter from US to EUpdf(9 MB)

European Commission Press release

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.