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AnnouncementJune 23, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to share an update to the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. 

NOP 2403 in NOP Handbook Updated


Today, June 23, 2015, NOP updated NOP 2403 in the NOP Handbook. NOP 2403 lists certifying agents authorized to issue export certificates to Taiwan and Japan and their assigned acronyms for use on the export certificates.


The NOP Handbook: Guidance and Instructions for Accredited Certifying Agents and Certified Operations provides policies, information and resources to help organic farms and businesses comply with the USDA organic regulations.


To see the update, go to NOP 2403:  Certifying Agent Acronyms for TM-11 Export Certificates. To see all guidance, instructions and policies, go to Full Handbook.


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