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Exporting organic and bio-dynamic products

​​​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources​ Export Organic Program provides policy advice and verification services to the export organic and bio-dynamic sector in Australia.

The primary objective of the program is to ensure that organic and bio-dynamic produce exported from Australia meets the requirements of importing countries, ensuring that international market access is maintained.

If you intend to export food, cosmetics, fibre or any product​ that is described (labelled) as 'organic', 'bio-dynamic', 'biological', 'ecological' or by any other word of similar indication, you should be aware of the following:

The Export Control (Organic Produce Certification) Orders prohibits the export of organic produce unless an organic produce certificate has been issued under these Orders for the produce.

Organic and bio-dynamic produce for export must be certified by an approved certifying organisation, verifying that the produce has been prepared in accordance with the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.

Approved certifying organisations must be issued with a quality management certificate from the department.

The National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce, Edition 3.7​ in a different format is also available at the Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council website (OISCC).​