NOP-Accompanying Product Certificate (USA)
Since 01.06.2012, organic goods certified according to Regulation (EC) 834/2007 and the implementing regulations as amended are to be considered equivalent according to the NOP guidelines. This recognition exists as of this date for goods that are produced or packaged within the EU (a processing step in the EU is necessary if organic goods were imported from third countries in accordance with EU Regulation 1235/2008 and are exported to the USA).
However, there are restrictions for animal products and products from aquaculture – Details.
The declaration regulations of the respective country of destination must be complied with, the USDA seal may also be used for products - if possible (see detailed regulations above link).From 01.06.2012, every export to the USA must be accompanied by a separate export document, which we can issue for our customers as the responsible organic inspection body (if provisions of the equivalence agreement are met).
Here you will find:
- the template of the NOP goods accompanying certificate
- the corresponding detailed instructions for completion
We kindly ask you to provide us with all the necessary information in full, including the relevant delivery document (usually a delivery note/invoice). Tthe "Import Certificate Number" required in Box 4 will be issued by us.
In summary, this means that we need the following information to issue the NOP goods accompanying certificate (one document is issued per delivery):
- Goods accompanying document (i.e. usually delivery note/invoice) for the relevant delivery
- If not visible on delivery note/invoice additionally: HT Code for the relevant products and/or "Shipping Indentification" (usually container number).
As an application for issue, please send all the above-mentioned documents for the respective consignment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!