Exporters of organic or biodynamic goods

​​​To export products as organic or biodynamic, you must meet all requirements. These are set by Aust​ralian export laws and by the importing country.

New exportersread our step-by-step guide to exporting organic or biodynamic products.

Types of goods

Export requirements relate to any goods that are labelled or advertised for export as:

  • organic
  • biodynamic
  • biological
  • ecological
  • other similar wording.

Find out more about Australian export laws for organic products.

Importing country requirements

You must meet all conditions set by your importing country.

Before you export:

Certified organic operators

You must use a certified organic operator to source, prepare and store your goods.

Check that they have a certificate of compliance (‘QM certificate’). This must be issued by one of our approved certifying organisations.

You can also apply to become a certified organic operator.

Organic product certificate

You must have an organic produce certificate.

The organic produce certificate:

  • assures the importing country that your product meets their requirements
  • is required for each shipment.

You must request an organic produce certificate before departure from an approved certifying organisation.

There are a number of types of organic produce certificate. Your approved certifying organisation will tell you which one you need, based on your importing country.

Other export laws

You may also need to comply with other Australian export laws. This is separate to the requirements for organic or biodynamic goods.
Check export requirements for:

Make sure details in your organic produce certificate match all other export certification.

Last reviewed: 1 December 2020
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