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AnnouncementSeptember 26, 2013

The U.S. and Japan today announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the U.S. may be sold as organic in either country.

This partnership between two significant organic markets will streamline U.S. farmers and processors access to the growing Japanese organic market, benefiting the thriving organic industry and supporting jobs and businesses on a global scale.

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