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FAQ Organic food and Products - Frequently Asked Questions - Organic Link - ITC(46)

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     Where can I get assistance in formulation of standards and regulations?

     The Codex Alimentarius standards for organic farming (www.codexalimentarius.net) may be used as a guideline for the formulation of national standards. The same applies to the IFOAM Basic Standards, which may be obtained from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (www.ifoam.org). To make sure products certified against new standards and regulations can get access to international markets for organic products, it is also a good idea to go through the organic farming regulations in the relevant target markets and ensure equivalency. Several technical assistance agencies, organic associations, consultants and certification bodies provide assistance in the formulation of standards and regulations.