Organic Trade Resources + Training Opportunities
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to share new fact sheets to support organic trade. We'd also like to highlight upcoming training opportunities (including one in Spanish!).
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to share new fact sheets to support organic trade.
We'd also like to highlight upcoming training opportunities (including one in Spanish!).
|New Organic Trade Fact Sheets
To facilitate the exchange of organic products, the U.S. has established trade partnerships with several countries.
provide U.S. organic producers with additional market opportunities and
allow consumers to enjoy a wider range of organic products year-round.
AMS published two fact sheets and a USDA blog article to support organic trade:
Summarizes current trade opportunities for organic farms and businesses based in the U.S.
Describes the requirements for foreign organic products to be sold in the U.S. market.
By Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator, National Organic Program
|Upcoming Training Opportunities
Organic Certifier Training
partnership with the Accredited Certifiers Association, AMS will hold
its annual certifier training on February 19, 2014. This training is
restricted to USDA-accredited organic certifiers only. Following the
one-day training provided by National Organic Program staff, the
Accredited Certifiers Association will hold its annual professional
development training February 20 - 21, 2014.
February 19 - 21, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Bayside
San Diego, California
Organic Certifier + Inspector Training (in Spanish)
better serve our Spanish-speaking stakeholders, AMS is partnering with
the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) to provide a
two-day training in Spanish. National Organic Program staff will provide
the training and IOIA will manage logistics. The training is open to
certifiers, inspectors, and Government agency personnel. IOIA will
provide on-site bilingual logistical support, but not English
March 18 - 19, 2014
Tilajari Hotel Ciudad
Quesada, Costa Rica
Hurry! IOIA room block expires soon!
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