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AnnouncementJuly 10, 2015

The Agricultural Marketing Service is pleased to provide more information about the new U.S.-Swiss equivalency agreement that took effect today.


Support for U.S.-Swiss Organic Trade Arrangement


As announced yesterday, the United States has signed an organic equivalency arrangement with Switzerland. Beginning today, July 10, organic products certified in the United States or Switzerland may be sold as organic in either country. Representatives from the U.S. organic industry applaud this partnership of two significant organic markets, citing opportunities to strengthen organic trade and benefit the growing organic community.


Read more information on industry support for this arrangement:  AMS July 9, 2015 Press Release.


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