USDA Agricultural Marketing Service announces plans to establish a Joint Organic Compliance Committee to enhance cooperation and ensure the integrity of organic products traded between the U.S. and Mexico. Once convened, the committee will establish requirements for the use of import certificates in both countries within six months to provide verification of each shipment of organic products. In addition, the Committee will implement sampling of organic products for chemical residues and will share sampling results with the two countries’ regulatory authorities. The committee will further engage with certifiers operating in Mexico by conducting listening sessions to determine any additional training, oversight, or policy guidance needs.
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