Date of issue: 13 April 2021
Date of effect: 25 July 2021
Reference Number: MAA 2021-03
Organic operators and exporters, organic certifying bodies, industry bodies
This Market Access Advice provides information on the revision of Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) for organic livestock products to now include organic turkey.
Effective 25 July 2021, organic turkey exported to Japan will be required to be labelled with the JAS organic logo.
The requirement brings into force amendments to JAS for Organic Livestock. In essence, these amendments broaden the definition of poultry to include turkeys. From 25 July 2021, poultry is defined as chickens, quails, ostriches, turkeys, ducks, and wild ducks (including crossbreeds with ducks as wild duck).
Exporters are encouraged to make arrangements with JAS certified importers to ensure that the requirement for affixing the JAS logo by the importer is appropriately delegated.
Full details of the requirement can be found via the World Trade Organisation SPS notified document.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment encourages all exporters to work with their importer to ensure that the product meets current importing country requirements.
The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.