(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".
- Beate Huber, Department of International Cooperation, FiBL Switzerland
- Helga Willer, Communication, FiBL Switzerland