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AnnouncementJuly 25, 2011

Please read on for important announcements from the National Organic Program.

2010 Organic Assessment of China: Report Now Availale

To carry out its commitment to ensuring organic integrity, the NOP conducted a review of certifying agents' activities in China last year. After assessing the work of four certifiers, the NOP prepared a report that discusses the country's organic industry, explains the scope of its assessment and methodology, addresses product and soil sampling results, and draws conclusions about certifier competence in China. The full report is now available online.  

NOP Program Handbook Reformatted
If you have referred to the NOP Program Handbook online recently you may have noticed some changes. The majority of NOP's guidance, instruction and policy memo documents have been reformatted to facilitate consistency in section headings and their contents. This may have caused text to be moved into different sections. Any substantial alterations to the text are noted as "Revisions" or "Deletions" in the "Technical Changes" table of the Summary of Changes document. 


Please note that these modifications do not include substantive changes to the content and should not be mistaken for changes to guidance, instruction, or policy. 

About the National Organic Program (NOP)
The NOP facilitates trade and ensures integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.
About the NOP Organic Insider
The NOP Organic Insider is intended to inform the organic community on a wide range of NOP functions, including organic standards, accreditation and international activities, compliance and enforcement, the National Organic Standards Board, training events, and the Cost Share program.  


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