#Certification to the Mexican Organic Products Law (LPO)
The Mexico Organic Products Law requires that any products produced and/or sold in Mexico as organic must meet the requirements of the Mexico Organic Standards (LPO) or be shipped to Mexico under an equivalency arrangement.
OTCO offers services to evaluate crop and handling operations that comply with LPO. In addition, OTCO is working to help secure an equivalency arrangement for U.S. products exported to Mexico.
For operations based in Mexico
All operations located in Mexico regardless of final market destination must certify to LPO. OTCO is accredited to offer LPO certification services, visit our Spanish-language website for more info.
#Importing from Mexico to the U.S.
Organic products imported to the U.S. from Mexico must be certified to the USDA organic regulations.
In October 2016, the USDA and SENASICA established an agreement requiring import certificates for all organic products traded between the two countries. However, it is not required as of yet as the final details of the equivalency agreement are not completed.
#Exporting from the U.S. to Mexico
USDA-certified products may be exported to Mexico.
In the coming months, Mexico will implement its own requirement for organic products shipped from the United States. The U.S. and Mexico hope to sign an equivalence arrangement to allow USDA-certified product to continue to be sold in Mexico under an organic equivalence arrangement.
For more information, visit the NOP website.