Thursday, September 29, 2016

Swiss organic market access opens

Switzerland and Canada have expanded their markets for products grown and processed to organic standards.

Effective October 1, Switzerland is opening market access to all Canadian organic multi-ingredient processed products.

The arrangement will also recognize Canadian and Swiss organic wine standards as being equivalent.

This expands on an agreement that came into effect in 2012 under which the two countries recognized each other’s organic standards and regulations for agricultural products as equivalent.

The Canadian Food Inpsection Agency says Switzerland's organic market is the eighth-largest organic market in the world valued at $2.66 billion in 2014. It grew by 7.5 per cent from 2013.