Organic products are regulated in USA with a specific Federal Law, issued on 21st February 2001, known as NOP (National Organic Program) and managed by USDA (United States Department of Agricolture).
HOW NOP WORKS
Italian and European operators willing to sell Organic products in the USA are due to be certified in compliance with the NOP Regulation by USDA accredited Certification Bodies. CCPB is one of those (it being the first Italian Certification Body to gain this acknowledgment). In this case all the agiculture origin ingredients wich are part of the certified product need to be certified in compliance with the NOP regulation by recognized Certification Bodies
USA – EU EQUIVALENCE
For the EU Reg 834/2007 certified products the sale in the USA is possible thanks to the equivalence agreement negotiated between EU and USA. In this second case the certification release by the EU recognized certification body through the import certificate.
After a long negotiation in fact, in february 2012 a partnership agreement has been signed between the two, basing on which the two systems are recognized as equivalent, therefore the certified organic products in compliance with the existing regulations in one of the two countries can be sale freely with the organic logo of the destination country.