Date of issue: 17 November 2023
Date of effect: at next reissue of the National Standard.
Reference Number: IAN 2023-07
Organic operators and exporters, organic certifying bodies, industry bodies
To advise of an approved amendment to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (National Standard).
The department has approved the addition of algae to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce Edition 3.8 under section 1.24.
The amendment application to include algae was made in February 2023. It was released for public comment for 30 days via the departments ‘Have Your Say’ website in early 2023 with the amendment and responses then reviewed by the National Standard Advisory Committee (NSAC).
The departments approval followed consideration of the NSAC decision.
Amendments can be found below at Attachment A.
The National Standard will be updated and released in 2024.
Applications to amend the National Standard can be made and submitted online via the department’s website.
Consultation on amendment proposals are located on the departments ‘Have Your Say’ webpage.
An online form is also available to ask questions on the content of, or an interpretation of, the National Standard.
Attachment A - Approved Amendments to National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (PDF 175 KB)
Attachment A - Approved Amendments to National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce (DOCX 211 KB)
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Contact OrganicExports@aff.gov.au if you have any queries.
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.