In exercise of the powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 and 2.29 of
the export and import policy 2002-2007, the director General of foreign
Trade hereby lays down the following procedures for export of certified
organic products in super session of earlier public notice No 19 dated
11th June 2001 and Public Notice No. 25 dated 2nd July, 2001:-
“An agricultural product will be allowed to
be exported as “organic product” only if it is Produced,
Processed and packed under a valid Organic certificate issued by a
certifying agency duly accredited by the national steering committee
for organic product (NSCOP) set up by the Ministry of commerce & Industry
(Department of commerce). The committee will function as the national
Accreditation Body for the Purpose of accreditation of inspection
and certification agencies.”
The inspection and certification agencies accredited
till date by APEDA, spices Board, coffee Board and Tea Board Shall
be Deemed to have been accredited by the NSCOP and will be under the
control of national Accreditation Body for the Purposes of accreditation
of inspection and certification agencies for organic product.
- The national programme for Organic Production (NPOP),
which has been published by department of commerce in June, 2004 with
a view to ensure orderly development of organic agriculture is annexed
to this Public Notice.
This issues in Public Interest.