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OTCO Included in List Of EU Approved Certifiers

Oregon Tilth is pleased to be among an exclusive group of International Certifiers approved for direct export to EU Member States after 1 July 2012. Recognition as an Approved 3rd Country Certifier will allow OTCO clients certified to the EU Regulation direct market access to any of the 27 EU Member States without going through the current mandatory, and arduous, Import Authorization Process.

Oregon Tilth is pleased to be among an exclusive group of International Certifiers approved for direct export to EU Member States after 1 July 2012. Recognition as an Approved 3rd Country Certifier will allow OTCO clients certified to the EU Regulation direct market access to any of the 27 EU Member States without going through the current mandatory, and arduous, Import Authorization Process.

OTCO was one of 73 applicants in the first round of approval, of which only 30 were approved on 5 December 2011. 
OTCO will continue to work with our EU Exporters under the current system until the revised regulations become effective on July 2012. 

More information on OTCO's EU Program can be found on the website at http://tilth.org/certification/standards/eu-certification-program/eu-program-general-information-and-faqs or by contacting Jim Pierce Global Certification Program Manager

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