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End of U.S-India Recognition Agreement

July 18, 2022

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  End of U.S.–India Recognition Arrangement

On January 11, 2021, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) ended its recognition agreement with India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). The recognition agreement allowed APEDA to accredit certifiers to provide USDA organic certification in India. This change adapts to the evolution of organic supply chains over time and allows AMS to protect its certified farms and businesses around the world.



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