July 28, 2020


Canada and Japan expand organic equivalency to include livestock products


Canadian organic livestock producers and processors will benefit from new trade opportunities and Canadians shopping for organic food will have more choices following an expanded organic arrangement between Canada and Japan.

Effective July 16, 2020, the expanded Canada-Japan Organic Equivalency Arrangement will allow for Canadian certified organic livestock products and processed food products containing livestock ingredients to be exported to Japan. The arrangement recognises Canadian and Japanese organic livestock standards as being equivalent.

The expanded arrangement further facilitates the import and export of organic food products between Canada and Japan by reducing industry certification costs and administrative processes.

- Canadian Food Inspection Agency