The Department of Agriculture's Export Organic Program provides policy advice and verification services to the export organic and bio-dynamic sector in Australia.
The primary objective of the program is to ensure that organic and bio-dynamic produce exported from Australia meets the requirements of importing countries, ensuring that international market access is maintained.
If you intend to export food, cosmetics, fibre or any product that is described (labelled) as 'organic', 'bio-dynamic', 'biological', 'ecological' or by any other word of similar indication, you should be aware of the following:
The Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders prohibits the export of organic produce unless an organic produce certificate has been issued under these Orders for the produce.
Organic and bio-dynamic produce for export must be certified by an approved certifying organisation, verifying that the produce has been prepared in accordance with the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.
Approved certifying organisations must be issued with a quality management certificate from the department.