MAA 2013-4 - Republic of Korea - Status of equivalence negotiations

​Department of Agriculture Notice Number: 2013/04
Date issued: 23 December 2013
Date of Expiry: Until Further Notice
Distributed to: Approved Certifying Organisations
Last Notice in the category: 2013/03
Instruction issued under: Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders

Department of Agriculture
Export Organic Program details
Phone: +61 2 6272 3928
Email: NPG Exports

Further to MAA2013-03, the Department of Agriculture (the department) provides the following update on the status of equivalence negotiations with the Republic of Korea in relation to new requirements being implemented on 1 January 2014 for the import into Korea of processed and semi processed certified organic products:

The department has confirmed that product shipped on or before 31 December 2013 and arriving into Korea after 1 January 2014 may be labelled as organic in accordance with the current labelling system.

The department also understands that, pending equivalence determination, the following list of processed foods may continue to be exported to Korea on or after 1 January 2014 in accordance with the current requirements. However, the department strongly encourages exporters to verify import requirements for all organic goods with their importers prior to export.

For all other processed and semi-processed products, exporters are reminded that any organic producer or certifying organisation that wishes to export processed and semi processed organic food to Korea on or after 1 January 2014 is required to be approved by the Korean Government through an individual (commercial level) conformity assessment arrangement.

Serial No.

Type of Food

Serial No.

Type of Food

1

Butter

35

Canola oil

2

Semi-hard cheese

36

Sunflower oil

3

Whole milk powder

37

Olive oil

4

Nonfat dry milk

38

Palm oil

5

Mixed milk powder

39

Coconut oil

6

Concentrated whey

40

Mixed cooking oil

7

Sweet whey powder

41

Shortening

8

Whey protein powder

42

Other edible oils and fats

9

Lactose

43

Tea

10

Processed lactium

44

Coffee (roasted)

11

Dry cured meat

45

Fruit and vegetable juices

12

Whole egg liquid

46

Soybean milk

13

Yolk liquid

47

Soybean milk powder

14

Albumen liquid

48

Fermented vinegar

15

Whole egg powder

49

Curry powder

16

Yolk powder

50

Processed spices

17

Dried albumen

51

Peanut or processed nuts

18

Livestock products not subject to standard specifications (dried milk protein)

52

Starches

19

Processed cocoa

53

Other starches

20

Chocolates

54

Processed fruits and vegetables

21

Jams

55

Bee honey

22

Marmalade

56

Flour

23

Other jams

57

Nutrition-enriched flour

24

White sugar

58

Other flour

25

Brown sugar

59

Dried yeast

26

Liquefied glucose

60

Dried yeast products

27

Powdered/crystaline glucose

61

Yeast extracts

28

Dextrin

62

Processed cereals

29

Sugar syrups

63

Processed pulses

30

Fructo oligosaccharide

64

Processed potatoes

31

Isomalto oligosaccharide

65

Other processed products (liquid extracted from molasses or malt)

32

Malto oligosaccharide

66

Oils and fats containing gamma linolenic acid

33

Soybean oil

67

Soybean lecithin

34

Corn oil (maize oil)

   

Please direct any enquiries regarding this matter to the contacts listed above.


The information provided above 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.
Last reviewed: 22 April 2021
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