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Media release February 13, 2018

Import rules for organic products: Great interest in new internet offer

Navigating through the ever-changing import rules has become easier thanks to the website organicexport.info. It was launched last year by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.

Organicexport.info informs on current import rules, approved certification and control bodies as well as mandatory and voluntary standards and labels.

(Frick, 13 February 2018) At organicexport.info, everyone who wishes to export organic products finds the import rules of the major import countries. This includes information on current import rules, approved certification and control bodies as well as mandatory and voluntary standards and labels. For each country, a short summary as well as a commented list of links provide information on the most important rules.

The website went online in May 2017. Since then, the number of visitors to the site has been increasing steadily. Most visitors come from Germany, Switzerland, India, the USA, France and Italy. So far, exporters have been most frequently searching for information on the import rules of Germany, Switzerland, the USA and Austria, which are considered important organic markets.
FiBL will continue to develop the site further in the coming months. The next step is to add South Korea, Brazil, Japan and China to the list of countries.

The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is supporting the establishment and maintenance of the site as part of the development project "Consolidation of the Local Organic Certification Bodies".

Further information

FiBL contacts

  • Beate Huber, Department of International Cooperation, FiBL Switzerland
  • Helga Willer, Communication, FiBL Switzerland

Links

organicexport.info: Homepage

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seco-cooperation.ch: Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Economic Cooperation and Development

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